I get all of the medications I use from the sample cabinets of my 2 MD kids and a personal internist friend. I don't bother with the medicare supplemental insurance for this reason.
Suddenly I'm up against a wall. One of my 'One a day' items is no longer being sampled by the manufacturer so I now have to actually buy it. Horror upon horror. Here is the price break down for a 1 month supply:
Walgren, cash - $132
Walmart, Cash - $82
Canadian internet pharmacy - $13
If I had the supplemental plan I dropped it would cost me $30 monthly premium plus a copay of $8 after meeting the $120 yearly deductible.
What is wrong with our BEST MEDICAL CARE IN THE WORLD where this kind of rip off is tolerated? It boogles the mind.