Tuesday, November 6, 2007

On the Soapbox...

I usually don't like to get all "political", but tonight, I watched Michael Moore's most recent documentary Sicko-I usually take a lot of what he says with a grain of salt, but I have to say that this film was quite profound to me. Maybe because of the necessity of having to utilize my health care in the past few years as well as the ongoing changes of health care over my years of employment and the ultimate necessity of employers having to continue to review and change health care providers depending on cost. The ongoing confusion...generic? Non-generic? If you get a chance to see this film, do-if anything, whether you agree or not, it makes you think, and that's what counts.

One of the things that has really irked, surprised, astounded-pick an appropriate word, was a recent mailing I received from MY insurance company. A "voluntary" program...contact your doctor and see if he/she would agree to double your prescription. Thus, if you take 10mg, ask to get 20mg and if you call the number provided you will be sent (FOR FREE!?!?!) a pill splitter, thus extending your prescription an extra 30 days. On my one prescription, if it is indeed "splittable", I could save $180 a year...do you know how many beads that could buy? In doing a little bit of research, there is discussion about it, but it still amazes me that there is this whole rigamarole regarding prescriptions and that they are TELLING you to get a higher dosage. What is the deal? There just seems to be something wrong here.

Well, now back to our regularly scheduled programming. I had fun today with a chat room at Scrap-a-Faire; Tim's going to be on tomorrow, 5:00 Central Standard Time. I remembered when he did the chat last year. Tim was in NJ and he was at my computer, and the questions were coming at him fast and furious. I was reading and he was responding as fast as his hands could go. Today I sat and turned off the TV and typed, typed, typed (I am so thankful that I learned how to type in high school)! There's some neat deals that I'm tempted to take advantage of....but I'll try to be good!

Well, I can't believe it's basically Wednesday already...have a great day!

Soapy Hugs,


Jean said...

we have some complexities with our massive amounts of medications we must take here. there isn't a person I haven't met who hasn't brought up the movie sicko when I mentioned the meds problem to them. !!!

Margot Potter said...

Well, I love Michael Moore. He may be a nut, but he's a nut with a huge heart and a brilliant mind.

I haven't rented it yet, but I'm going to!


claudine hellmuth said...

amen sister! i pill split my migraine meds because they are almost $100 a month. yipes!