Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The High Cost Of Prescription Medications
I've been very fortunate most of my life that I've had health insurance coverage. Of course there were those few years back in my early twenties when I was in college that I couldn't afford health coverage. We may not have the best coverage right now, but at least we have something. A few years ago my doctor put me on some of the best diet pills. They really seemed to do the job for me. I actually lost 15 pounds with the help of eating right and exercise. So a few weeks ago when I was in the doctors office I got another prescription for the same pills. After my appointment I headed up to our local pharmacy and tried to fill the prescription. I was so disappointed when the pharmacist told me that my insurance wouldn't cover this medication anymore, but I had the option to pay cash. The total price for a thirty day supply was $328.00. Yikes, that's a lot of cash. Of course I declined and went on my way. I'm just shocked at the price of medication these days. Especially if you don't have any type of drug coverage. I think if I decided to start taking diet pills I'll stick with the over the counter brands.