Today, Saturday: Day 8, and tomorrow Sunday: Day 9, I will not be doing much but working mostly on the below comments. I have to find a solution to the problem as the pharmacy sends the meds out and wants the money soon after that. I can understand them wanting money, that is why they exist. A fixed income person sometime can’t pile up all payments at the same time. No, I am not at the poor mark, nor am I at the rich mark, I am in between the marks somewhere. But, make sure the math adds up correctly before wanting something that exceeds the true cost.
I am putting my thoughts on paper tonight. I want to remember what I say here because I could hurt someone’s feelings by what I say. I do, however, believe no one at the VA or a Government official will ever see this or hear my name.
I, as a retiree, am entitled to medical benefits after retirement. Sometime the Government will make changes, and I do understand that. Well, my government did put into effect a plan on Feb 1, 2018, which added co-pays to all meds. You know, I have no problem with paying some of the expense to have a good insurance plan. The Obama Care mess did suck as far as I am concerned.
All the Government for the last 8 or more years has done is to try to take all our money with their ideas in return keep saying “That is what the people want.” I have never heard anyone say that they wanted to be broke, nor have I ever heard anyone say that they were happy that the government was taking so much.
Ok, now here is the deal: I have two or three meds on home delivery thru my retired insurance plan. The co-pay is $53 for a 90-day delivery. Ok now for one bottle, a 30-day supply, co-pay would also be $53 if I use home delivery. If I go out here to a real drug store, the co-pay should be around $11 for one bottle, a 30-day supply. The math does not add up. I am hot but know this mess always happens on a Friday, mostly on a 4-day weekend. I will get it fixed well, at least I will move in the right direction to do so next week. A lot of phone calls are building up on this right now in my head. More on this will come next week as I progress.
Don’t get me wrong I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH VA. I have never had a problem with any of my three plans. But when the math does not add up, then I must raise holy smoke because something is wrong somewhere. I plan to go to Walgreen today and ask them the question and see what they tell me about the co-pay cost.
This concludes Saturday: Day 8, Sunday: Day 9, and More.