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Because I have pretty good medical insurance, I admit I paid little attention [View all]

to the Affordable Care Act. I supported it and wished it was actually universal health care coverage, but I didn't get into the nitty gritty. The other night, my husband told me that he filled our kid's medication at the local pharmacy. I told him he should send it to the mail order pharmacy because it's far cheaper. He then said something confusing: "They didn't charge me anything." I gave him a look like he had just grown a horn out of his forehead because that medication isn't cheap. My son and I are both on it and if we fill it through the mail order pharmacy, we pay $1200 a year. It is a very necessary medicine for both of us and I've just seen it as the cost of doing business with blood sucking insurance agencies.

Guess what? It's now considered a preventative medication and under the ACA, it has a zero copay. Yeah, zero.

Now, I look at most of our meds as preventative, but they don't. This one they do. Thank you President Obama, you just put $1200 back into my pocket. I will do my best to donate that money to worthy charities. I don't know if that stimulates the economy but I've had my fill of being a consumer.

Well done, President Obama, well done.

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