Recently. I replied to a message from friend/member Vij, about medication procurement and insurances. It seems plans vary from county to county. state to state, country to country, as does insurance coverages. I would like to open up a discussion with all members about HOW DO YOU RECEIVE YOUR MEDICATION AND PAY FOR THEM. Please reply with your prescription coverage and general location. Your opinions about procurement would also be helpful.
Let me begin by stating that I reside in Massachusetts and am covered by Medicare Part D and private Medigap coverage. Using mail-order prescriptions lowers the cost significantly and Tier One and Two meds are $ 25 each for a three-month supply, while Tier Three and Four scripts cost the same in co-pays, only a one-month supply is available.
In my opinion, there is too much "FOR PROFIT" even in government-funded insurance coverages. There should NOT be any variation in costs from one location to another. Governments should be allowed to negotiate drug prices from suppliers. Private insurers usually follow government cost guidelines and respond, in kind. So, there, that's my two cents, how about replying with yours