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07 April 2013 @ 01:17 pm
Sticker Shock  
I knew the price of healthcare was going to go up, a lot, but dang, I still got sticker shock when I opened the bill from my doctor's visit. Now, I was there for maybe twenty minutes to get my prescriptions renewed, saw a PA not the actual doctor. Last year, it cost me $90, this year? $175! My work insurance is a catastrophic policy, with a $5000 deductible, so that's all for me to pay. Yipers!

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Killakillabeez on April 7th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I feel your pain! I have three doctor's appointments this month, and I'm cringing already.
Ithithildyn on April 7th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
I'm fortunate that so far, I'm relatively healthy. But that's bound to change.
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on April 7th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
Ouch!
Ithithildyn on April 7th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Indeed!
Robertarobi_travels on April 7th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
And it's going to go more too. PPACA doesn't even become fully effective until 2014. Expect about another 32% increase at least by next year? Free is not free.
Ithithildyn on April 7th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know. And it'll only get worse.
pat: hl compromisepat_t on April 9th, 2013 11:27 am (UTC)
Oh yes, and it's only just begun. Of course, saying that, I can't get Karen Carpenter out of my head.
Queen of Sassgardstarhawk2005 on April 8th, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
Yeesh! Canadian healthcare certain has it's problems, but at least I don't have to deal with THAT! *sympathizes*