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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:29 AM

Well now I know personally why our insurance is so high [View all]

...My doctor prescribed a drug for high cholesterol, I took it and it made me very ill, so bad I had to go to the ER. Naturally I stopped taking it. Doc said try cutting it in half, so I did, no go, still made me sick.

So he writes me a prescription for Crestor, the name brand, non-generic drug.

First I have to wait a week and a half to be "pre-authorized"by the insurance company (death panel?) for this drug, then I find my co-pay is $30 for 30 pills!!!!...

So I decide to find out how much these suckers cost out right, this is what I found out...

In the US they cost $129 for 30 pills, that approx. $4.30 per pill.
In Canada they cost $79 for 100 pills, that's 79 CENTS per pill.
That's a difference of $3.51 per pill, and I know Canada isn't selling them at a loss!

THIS....THIS is why we need health care reform in this country!!!!

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