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  •  While I have good insurance, I have also checked (3+ / 0-)
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    badger, viral, llywrch

    in my state (Texas) when my daughter in law was uninsured.   There are MANY ways to get some type of discount, though here they're not as good as what you're quoting in your state.

    I get my daily newspaper, and pay in 6 month intervals.  With it comes an item called a "Press Pass".  This little item is good for a small discount at the drug store.  

    In fact, if you ask the person who takes in your prescription at the pharmacy counter, they can tell you where to get decent discount cards.  

    No one should have to pay "full price" for a drug they need.  NO ONE.  

    If you want to know the real answer: Just ask a Mom.

    by tacklelady on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:11:44 AM PST

    •  It's probably true that (2+ / 0-)
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      there are a lot of programs, but as someone who hasn't had to worry about drug prices - or even buy many prescription drugs - until recently, it's surprising.

      For example, it seems like almost no one in WA and OR knows about the state programs, and they don't seem to have gotten much publicity - I would have expected newspaper articles, mention in legislator newsletters (tyhey passed it), posters at my clinic (I read a bunch of those in the exam room every visit) or something.

      Modern revolutions have succeeded because of solidarity, not force.

      by badger on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:27:07 AM PST

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      •  Perhaps it's because of a lack (1+ / 0-)
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        of an advertising budget.  Or maybe too many peop;le using it would run it out of funds too quickly.  

        Not good excuses, but you can spread it word of mouth.  

        If you want to know the real answer: Just ask a Mom.

        by tacklelady on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:43:42 AM PST

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