I am an angry old woman and y'all can bet I'll on the phone to appropriate people and hollerin' billy blue blazes as my grandpa used to say!!!!
After I found out that I really did have Medicare Part D, I discovered that Ohio is changing my provider from SilverScript, who impressed me with their helpful CSRs and the low co-pay, to Cigna. Why? Because it was going to cost them an extra 63 cents a month. I do realize that could add up to real money 'cause there are lots of low income elders like me in Ohio. However, I just got done looking at the info in Cigna's fancy brochure, and my co-pay will nearly triple. We low income elders get to have our co-pay on generics go from $1.10 to $3.00! Add that over a year and we start talkin' real money. And for brand name, it goes from $3.10 to $30.00. I have, in the last month or so, filled six prescriptions and I spent $8.60. Next year those same scrips will cost $45.00!!!! AND they don't accept the pharmacy I've been using and like for well over thirty years!
You can bet that when I finish this, I'm going to be on the phone hollering at Cigna. And I'll also be calling to see if I can keep SiverScript by paying that 63 cents (it adds up to $7.66 a year), you can safely bet your bottom dollar, I will. And tomorrow, y'all can safely bet that I'll be calling my State Senator and my State Representatives and give those bozos a piece of my alleged mind. I just want to know how much it cost for them to sell their souls to Cigna.
Oh well. I let y'all know how this comes out but not tomorrow -- tomorrow I think we're due for some fun here in Kay's World!!!!