I went to CVS to get my prescriptions filled. I asked the pharmacy cashier if he needed my prescription card but he said no. I figured it was in the system already then. When it was time to pay, I thought the price of 72.99 for the Amoxil was a touch high. When I relayed this to the hubby he was adamant that something was amiss. I was annoyed, hey, I don't feel well, but decided to call CVS Caremark, they run out prescription plan, to confirm price of drug. Lo and behold it should have been a mere $8.00. So my husband went to CVS to get refunded and we found out we made the boo boo. When the company he works from was spun off from the Mother Company, all the information in the system was attached to the Mother Ship and expired. Totally our bad, but they fixed it and updated everything so all is well.
The experience made me wonder how anyone without insurance can afford Amoxil or anything else like it because to get well is not cheap. I have heard of certain monthly prescriptions costing hundreds and hundreds of dollars. If you don't have insurance, how can you survive? Hell, even with insurance you sometimes can't survive. We even have an HSA, health savings account, to help with the unexpected extras.
If you live in a country with socialized medicine, aren't you glad you don't have to deal with this crap?
I am now lying down, about to watch The Heiress (trailer below). And to amuse you all, it is snowing here again. Mother Nature is a bitch lately.