A (s)Tick in the Eye
After you get your breath back, you may ask "Why?" (Possibly in less polite terms. God knows I swore a blue streak when Cait first called.)
...slight interruption - I am, as usual, multitasking. I'm on the phone with various companies trying to haggle, sell my soul, alter my citizenship, or otherwise find a better price. And I was just on the phone with one of those online Canadian pharmacies with a slightly CLUELESS operator who said, "Oh, that's 27.38 for 100 grams," -- 50 days worth -- at which I practically began crying tears of joy. And then she said, "Oh, that's the wrong medicine. Sorry. It's $385.85 for 10 grams." And I wanted to puke...
Anyway, back to why. Well, the reason is our stupid medical care system. Our insurance will no longer pay for the drug -- the ONLY thing that has worked for her in the past three years -- because she's been on it too long. Does this make any sense? Not to me.
We've tried the patient assistance program from the drug manufacturer. Nope. Cait makes too much money. Well, at this price, we'd have to pay almost $52,000 for a year's worth of this drug. Let me tell you, Cait, a public school teacher, does NOT make anything near that amount.
So I am fuming, and scared, and frantically researching anything I can to see if there's a way to make this work.
I HATE our health care system. It only works if you're healthy. And wealthy.