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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #75 on: October 02, 2020, 03:43:06 PM »
“I had a shitty time coming out of school back in my day so people need to keep having a shitty time” is one hell of a taek.
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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #77 on: December 03, 2020, 09:10:25 AM »
she's trash.  new elizabeth warren.

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2021, 07:16:52 PM »
Oh man, sys and kim carnes trigger warning needed

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2021, 09:25:30 PM »
So, my insurance doesn’t cover name brand drugs. My daughters neurologist prescribed her a medication that doesn’t have a generic yet.  He gave me a coupon for 50% off.  Take it in to be filled and the pharmacy says that will it be $537.  Oh, but I have a coupon and they tell me that’s the price after the coupon.

So, the drug company has some program you can enroll in for discounted pricing. So, I ended up getting it for $340.  So, $340 a month every month, forever.


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« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2021, 09:34:53 PM »
So, my insurance doesn’t cover name brand drugs. My daughters neurologist prescribed her a medication that doesn’t have a generic yet.  He gave me a coupon for 50% off.  Take it in to be filled and the pharmacy says that will it be $537.  Oh, but I have a coupon and they tell me that’s the price after the coupon.

So, the drug company has some program you can enroll in for discounted pricing. So, I ended up getting it for $340.  So, $340 a month every month, forever.


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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2021, 11:20:27 PM »
Yeah, our system sucks. Even if you have "Cadillac" insurance, try being out of the country for more than a month and trying to convince your insurer to authorize a 90-day supply of your expensive-ass prescription. (Hint: they won't.)

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #83 on: June 18, 2021, 09:21:25 AM »
i will never understand why we do things this way in america. I mean i do understand it from the sense that pharma companies have a tremendous amount of resources to ensure that the laws are not changed in a way that would benefit the masses, but damn.

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2022, 12:05:58 PM »
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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #85 on: March 22, 2024, 08:56:32 PM »
The cost of some of these drugs is insane. This doesn’t even include several of my infusions. Each infusion I have(every 6 weeks forever) is $40k

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #86 on: March 22, 2024, 09:16:36 PM »
Yikes. Let's hope the pre-existing conditions status quo remains unchanged. I'm in a similar boat, but yours is like a yacht.

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #87 on: March 23, 2024, 05:39:24 PM »
Just started with Medicare and elected to purchase supplemental ins.  Had to purchase a prescription plan and now a couple of my drugs went from a total of $49 to $1400 per month.  eff BIG PHARM!!!
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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #88 on: March 23, 2024, 07:18:16 PM »
Just started with Medicare and elected to purchase supplemental ins.  Had to purchase a prescription plan and now a couple of my drugs went from a total of $49 to $1400 per month.  eff BIG PHARM!!!

There's a gov't tool you can use to choose a Part D plan where you input your prescriptions and it tells which which plans cover them. You probably aren't in a special enrollment period (but maybe?!). If you aren't, do that this fall. Or invent an excuse for a special enrollment period.

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2024, 08:13:27 PM »
Good info spracne


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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #90 on: March 23, 2024, 09:04:27 PM »
Yep

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #91 on: March 23, 2024, 09:05:21 PM »
And also, WTF are we doing when retirees have to do that. Jesus Christ. We can do better, can’t we?

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #92 on: March 23, 2024, 09:11:33 PM »
Good info spracne


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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #93 on: March 23, 2024, 09:14:01 PM »
And also, WTF are we doing when retirees have to do that. Jesus Christ. We can do better, can’t we?

Can we? Yes. Will we? Ehhhhhhhh.

I think it was Dubya who fostered in Part D, which was a big improvement. But it was incremental improvement. Biden is trying to address this now, though.

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2024, 12:45:44 PM »
I feel like we would be better represented if lawmakers had to deal with life issues with the same resources as their constituents

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« Reply #95 on: March 25, 2024, 01:25:19 PM »
I feel like we would be better represented if lawmakers had to deal with life issues with the same resources as their constituents

I’m pretty sure this was the exact lead in to the French revolution

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Re: Pharmaceutical Companies being giant POS
« Reply #96 on: March 25, 2024, 01:34:51 PM »
Just started with Medicare and elected to purchase supplemental ins.  Had to purchase a prescription plan and now a couple of my drugs went from a total of $49 to $1400 per month.  eff BIG PHARM!!!

There's a gov't tool you can use to choose a Part D plan where you input your prescriptions and it tells which which plans cover them. You probably aren't in a special enrollment period (but maybe?!). If you aren't, do that this fall. Or invent an excuse for a special enrollment period.
The catch is that the companies like to switch around their "preferred" drugs every year so something that was "covered" one year becomes insanely expensive the next year. The Part D situation is a real mess.

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« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2024, 01:45:17 PM »
Okay Spracne I'll bite on your offer.
I recently closed out my company upon retirement and liquidated the assets, for some serious :kstategrad:
My medicare B payment is therefore adusted to the max premium. BUT
Moving forward I will only have my ss check as income and will live mostly on savings. Won't dig into the IRA for a few years.
My question is, when will the government adjust my medicare B premium back down to reflect my new reality of annual income?

(This feels like a KSO post, but at least it's not about spousal cheating.)

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« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2024, 05:57:35 PM »
Okay Spracne I'll bite on your offer.
I recently closed out my company upon retirement and liquidated the assets, for some serious :kstategrad:
My medicare B payment is therefore adusted to the max premium. BUT
Moving forward I will only have my ss check as income and will live mostly on savings. Won't dig into the IRA for a few years.
My question is, when will the government adjust my medicare B premium back down to reflect my new reality of annual income?

(This feels like a KSO post, but at least it's not about spousal cheating.)

I assume that transaction was reflected on the return you filed last year? Your 2024 premiums are based on the return you filed in 2023, so your 2025 premiums will be based on the return you file this year, and so on.

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« Reply #99 on: March 26, 2024, 11:25:57 AM »
Makes sense