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  •  won't work. BTDT with BCBS here in Texas (1+ / 0-)
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    emeraldmaiden

    as they used to be the administrators for our state university's self-insurance. They forced us to spend our money to buy meds by mail from Nevada. Perfectly OK under the terms of the privatization.

    Cheaper for Blue Cross.
    Harder for patients.
    SOP for "the greatest healthcare system in the world."

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 01:29:40 PM PST

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    •  Also leaves open the possibility (1+ / 0-)
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      that mail order drugs are not maintained at proper temperatures. I know someone who found her Humira sitting in the sun, ruined, and had to get it replaced. Fortunately, she did not have to pay for the replacement, but she did inform her local postmaster that they'd just ruined $6,000 worth of meds by not following the instructions on the package.

      •  My beloved gets HUMIRA by mail, too. (0+ / 0-)

        Now, I'm concerned. It doesn't come UPS or FedEx.
        How do I know it didn't sit in the sun in a truck or on a dock before reaching our house?

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:30:31 PM PST

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