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10-25-2004, 03:01 PM
A few months ago I cancelled the prescription rider on my health insurance policy. It cost me over $1200 per year. I checked into what the drug I take would cost. It amounted to $320 a year. Yes the ins company covers all drugs but a savings of $700 would easily pay for an occasional script if needed.

Moving along, today I checked prices again. 1 month is $47, 90 days is $83. The pharmacy said as quanty goes up the price is less. Ok, so I asked about a 6 month supply and if a doctor can write a script for that long. The answer was yes he can since it's not a controlled drug. A 6 month supply is $105, whoa, man have I ever been getting ripped off. Think of what the companies pay that provide subscriptions when they buy them by the thousands.

This is just a message to those that do pay high costs to ins companys or have to pay for their drugs. I hope it helps someone. In my case from $1200 to $210 per year. I'll risk paying for other prescriptions. You'd have to take a lot of drugs to spend a $1000 and I don't.


10-25-2004, 03:22 PM
Whew! I thought you were going to spam us about where to buy Viagra and Vicodin!

That's quite a savings you found there. Plenty 'nuff to pay for a pool outing to, say, Virginia next year! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SPetty <-- could use some Vicodin every now and then...

10-25-2004, 04:04 PM
Well that's a thought but I'm recoping my $$ now. Lets see $1000 a year for, well it might take a while. Say what's it cost for that week roughly? You know air fare, hotel etc. Vegas is a lot closer but for some reason I haven't been in a while. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif


10-26-2004, 05:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> ..what's it cost for that week roughly? You know air fare, hotel etc. <hr /></blockquote>

I only went for 3 days. I spent $600 plus my tickets.

VIP tickets $50/day IIRC
Hampton Inn $69/day
Gasoline $154

CCB III and a race to 7 with SPetty-priceless

I don't think I could handle a whole week. This old man was exhausted after 2-1/2 days /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

10-26-2004, 08:00 AM
Roughly - it was about $1000 for a week - airfare, hotel, VIP tickets. That's why I now know you can afford it! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

10-26-2004, 11:58 AM
Point well taken, lets just hope the government does not legislate prescriptions as they do auto insurance.
If I could have invested the money i have spent in insurance over the years without ever filing a claim I would be rich.

10-26-2004, 01:32 PM
You and me both Nick. Heck I'd throw my current money away and do the same. Plus almost anything you do or buy carries a preimum. Besides cost of production, law suites and warranty are built in there as well. It's all a form of insurance.