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  •  The cost doubled because I had to switch plans, (0+ / 0-)

    Excellus stopped offering the traditional plan I had and I was left with only the other plan if I wanted to stay in the group until I became eligible for Medicare.  I never had co-pays with my old plan, only deductables, now every visit is at least $15.  The new plan is slightly less money that the traditional plan on paper, but not if I actually use it.

    So far my experience with Prime has been less than stellar, and it makes me grumpy to pay for part of dental visits that used to be totally covered.  I don't know what will happen if I need a medication in a hurry, like something for pinkeye or cellulitis or a UTI.  I will have to find out if I can use a local pharmacy for drugs that should be started immediately.  

    I had my old plan since 1978, and was very comfortable with how to manage my costs;  I am hoping something comes along soon that is less expensive for me. If I have to learn all this new rig-a-ma-rolle, I want there to be something in it for me!

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

    by weck on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:34:52 PM PST

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    •  You should be okay (1+ / 0-)
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      Typically mail order is only for maintenance drugs - things that you take every day for an extended amount of time.  Things you take for a short amount of time - such as antibiotics - should be fillable at a retail pharmacy.    

      And I completely sympathize with the whole rig-a-ma-rolle issue.   My younger sister has Cystic Fibrosis and insurance issues are ALWAYS so much fun.   We're lucky my dad is a lawyer.

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