Well many of you know that I lost my health insurance as of 11/30/15 and this has created quite the crisis when it comes to filling prescriptions. I don’t care about doctor appointments, I cancelled them all (except for therapy, my lovely therapist just charges me a copay and doesn’t bill insurance because she’s AWESOME). SO! I have started putting in some refill requests for prescriptions to Walgreens, who I have used for forever, and the thirty-day supplies for drugs are ranging from around forty bucks for one, to over a hundred dollars for several of my generic drugs!!! SO! I came to the conclusion that I needed to do a little price-shopping here, and who did I call first? Costco. My favorite store. The prices I got from them absolutely ASTOUNDED me. Heads up, uninsured people!!! You need to join Costco!!!!! The savings for my prescriptions ranged from a low of 73% to a high of 92%! Yes you read that right, 92% savings!!! Oh how I am happy I made that call!! Walgreens would go ahead and bankrupt me with their crazy-high markups on generic drugs, but my friend Costco is going to keep me in the black this month. What. A. Relief!!!
High note #2: I did find health insurance, which begins January 1 and will be a HUGE savings from what I was paying COBRA. I don’t know what in the HELL the Republicans’ problem is with the Affordable Care Act, but it is definitely saving my life. I am certain that, with all of my issues, I would not even be able to find coverage if it were not for the ACA. Again I am very grateful. Some great weights have been lifted off my shoulders, thank you Jeebus!!!