posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 05:47 AM
reply to post by sanchoearlyjones
Like I said, that was a few years ago when I did that to my hand; I'll bet anymore they'll tell'ya to take tylenol.
What's wrong with the system??? They are thieves. Everyone involved with the medical industry almost. The insurance companies, and especially the
drug pushing pharmaceutical companies.
Here, I'm sitting I've looked up what I was given as part of the ER service for 54 bucks.
I've got a specialty topical creme for moderate to severe burns; enough for 10 days.
I've got a another specialty antibiotic derivative; which is used for staff infections, and is directly developed in Mexico to combat MRSA. Of
course, not available in the States.
Then the last thing which was provided in the fee was the pain killers. Apparently they are a synthetic morphine based product. Again not available in
the States, and let me tell ya' I don't feel any pain.
All of it, and QUICK in, and out ER visit for 54bucks
Gee........where in Mexico do you live?? I may have to move myself and my elderly mom there!!
Mom has COPD and must have 2 different meds that she takes several times daily - just to be able to breath. Anyway, she pays for medicare and AARP
Prescription coverage each month so she can afford these medications.
This month she moved into another 'stage' on her AARP plan and now they will not pay 1 cent towards her meds!! They cover up to $2700 a year.
Between $2700 & $5400, she is on her own. So......the breathing med that she was getting monthly for a co-pay of $38 is now $368!!!!
Needless to say, with her being on a fixed income and me only making $9/hr at work, we cannot afford to pay this every month for just 1 of the meds
she is in need of!! I am disgusted with all of this!!
So, I started comparing prices on this med at online Canadian pharmacys and found the same med - in generic form - for $78.....$78!!! Even the
non-generic med runs $170 - which is way less than what they want in the US FOR THE SAME DAMN MED!!!!!
I did all of this with the encouragement & assistance of her doctor who treats alot of elderly patients. She sends them all to Canada for there
medicine scripts when they have similar problems with coverage. This is a disgrace, IMO and has to do with nothing other that GREED!!!
I have, also, applied at several medicine makers for assistance and more assistance from Medicare because she must have these meds! I have been told
she may not qualify because she gets $1300/monthly in SS.........WHAT?!?!?!?!? May not qualify?!?!?!? Because she makes too much?!?!?!?!?
OUTRAGEOUS!!! We barely make it on my pay and her monthly check as it is!!!
So..........back to Mexico - where do you live?? Seems that in order to live - somewhat comfortably - we may need to move outside of the US!!
[edit on 9/7/2009 by Champagne]