Wait a minute. Just when you thought every thing was working smoothly, the insurance companies are at it again. This time it is in regards to medications. Let’s face it, we know that is one of the ways they make money. Stop and think about it for a minute. The last time you watched a commercial and it was talking about some type of medication, did you pay attention to all of the side effects. Sometimes it seems like you need a medication for all the side effects.
When we watch commercials and listen to all the side effects, we look at each other in disbelief as to why anyone would even want to take certain medications. Sounds like there will be one medication after another.
As we discovered this story, it reminded us of a story we reviewed last year about how AIDS/HIV Patients in Louisiana were not going to be able to utilize their third party payments to pay for their medication. A judge came back and gave them a reprieve before they ran out of medication.
In this story, Insurers May Be Using Drug Cost to Discriminate talks about how they use different formularies in order to calculate the savings on a drug. The insured will not know this information and just believe they can’t get their medication. What happens to a person who has a chronic illness and they are not able to get their medication? We imagine other symptoms develop. Seems to us it can become a chain reaction. How common do prescription drug costs change? That may be something we have to research.
How is a person supposed to take care of themselves when they all of a sudden discover that they can no longer afford their prescription drugs due to the insurers manipulating the numbers? Who are the insurance companies looking out for? That’s our question? Are they taking your health seriously?
Read the story for yourself, Insurers May Be Using Drug Cost to Discriminate