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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama's Healthcare Plan Loophole


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At times I can be a bit of a rebel.

And who isn't a little pissy when they have to make a special trip to Walgreens to buy Immodium, of all things, pull out their flex Benny card for this embarrassing purchase, and are denied not only for that $16 ridiculous item BUT ALSO for contact lens rewetting drops? Shit, even Mother Teresa would balk over that one, when it clearly states that contact lens shit IS covered by Obama's plan. (Full disclosure: I voted for Hillary.)

So I said FINE, put back the contact lens drops and hang tight. Grabbed a cart and zoomed around tossing boxes of my contact lens solution in there, the protein removal thingies for contact lenses. Oh, and First Aid IS covered?? Yay!

Well, I'll be damned (probably literally). I tossed in some Hello Kitty bandaids, by God! I adore Hello Kitty and, hey, it's a covered item! Along with 2 other boxes of bandaids. Then they had a 2 for $5 special on that stretchy gauze that goes around wounds so I grabbed those along with some cool white gauze and another "wrap" that, as you can see in the photo, looks like white grosgrain ribbon but with the benefit that it sticks, so I can use it for crafts. I'll be getting some more of that if there's still a balance on my card at the end.

Okay, so the Hello Kitty bandaid doesn't quite go with the rest of this awesome pencil cup holder that y'all will be pounding down my door to try to purchase. But this is just an idea of the potential: First Aid care for crafts! I'm gonna run with it, especially if I have to pay for half my contact lens solutions and Excedrin for migrains, which works better than my lousy prescription (which obviously IS covered). But, seriously. Taking Topomax had me losing 10 lbs per week and once I had no feeling in my hands, I had to go off it. Excedrin + another prescrip works better.

Give us back our OTC bennies and quit this charade, already. We're still paying for it out of our paycheck, and this is only forcing people to get prescriptions rather than OTC stuff that works better. Result = drives up the price of insurance. Then you get some bitter nut-jobs like me who plan to tie-dye First Aid gauze and make crafts just cuz we CAN.

Next, perhaps dressing up a spring wreath....

1 comment:

  1. I blame the Republicans. A lot of the stuff that he wants, they are blocking. Turning Medicaid over to the states would really screw everyone big time, except the rich or the lucky liberal states.

    Actually I'm not sure if the pre-existing conditons are in place yet or not; lots of stuff is being worked out. The age of students who can be under their parent's plan was raised to 26, which is a very good thing. He's trying, I give him that. But one thing that affected me negatively is that now we cannot purchase OTC items with our flex benny cards. Which is like taxing the middle class, and putting more $$ into the hands of insurance companies. So, that was my rant....

    Here's a sentence from the Huffington Post on the subject: "Conceding the GOP's point that government needs to cut and health care is one of the first places to look, Obama will try to change the direction of a deficit debate that threatens to get away from him." See, IMO, healthcare is the LAST PLACE TO LOOK to cut spending! I feel strongly that healthcare should be our #1 priority.

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