Forgive me, I’ve had the FLU for a week now so I’m a little irritable. My entire family, that’s three of us, have had the FLU since Sunday. We all go to the Dr. to have the flu confirmed. That’s a $35 copay for each of us = $105. All of us are given a prescription for Tami-Flu. I head to Kroger to fill the prescriptions. Before going in to get them filled I fill up my gas tank at the Kroger fuel station = $45. I’m not having a good day. Once inside I learn that each of my Tami-Flu prescriptions will be roughly $39 each = $120.
So in one day I shelled out $105 for healthcare. $120 to the pharma companies. And finally $45 for one weeks worth of gas so that I can drive to work.
Honestly, the $105 to the Dr. doesn’t miff me that much. It’s the $120 for the crap drug that all three of us have had trouble keeping down. Somewhere there’s a CEO of a Pharmaceutical company enjoying his private yacht…probably sipping champagne with the CEO of a petroleum company. Meanwhile middle class folks like me are trying to figure out how to survive.
Someone please tell me that our country is in great shape – so that I can slap you and tell you to WAKE UP and look around.