When we are in Montana our time is often filled with doctor and dentist appointments. I’ve been to see my nurse practitioner, it was the Cowboy’s turn to see one of his physicians today. I also dropped by the office of my nurse practitioner to retrieve a written prescription. And here’s the story on the why of that one!
It’s another “why I love our healthcare system” rant. I chose a new healthcare plan with a higher deductible at the beginning of 2017. I made this choice with eyes wide open and was fully informed. A higher deductible allows the use of a health savings account–a very attractive tax break! We can afford a higher deductible and I am reasonably healthy. I knew the cost of my medications would be greater until the deductible was met. Greater, not robbed!!!
I take a statin–Crestor. The cost of that prescription changed very little with this new plan. I also use a hormone patch–I was paying $20 for a three month supply with my old insurance plan. I would now be paying $206 for a three month supply with the new health insurance plan. Each patch would cost almost $9. I checked CanadaDrugs.com. Same patch, three month supply–$94–about $4 per patch. CanadaDrugs.com requires a written prescription be mailed to them–my doctor was very accommodating and wrote me the prescription. Of course by buying the medications in Canada I can’t claim the $94 against my deductible but I would rather pay out of pocket than be ripped off!
Last evening I walked by the west facing windows and gasped–not bad for a Montana sunset!
Wednesday I spent most of the day getting ready for the garage sale. The Cowboy worked on the bathroom tub remodel. It was a cool, very windy day so inside work was good!
My two great nieces on the coast of Alabama with my sister, their grandmother. My sister Ann likes things clean, very clean–they’ve been at the beach for about a week–I think all the sand has about sent her over the edge! 🙂 🙂