PHARMACEUTICALS BEING DENIED TO PATIENTS ON MEDICARE AND CERTAIN HEALTH PLANS-CYBER ATTACK WILL KILL MILLIONS QUICKLY,ALONG WITH INTENTIONAL RED TAPE
This may not be important enough to report but it could be if it persists. My wife was recently bit by a spider (suspect brown recluse) on her finger and after a trip to the ER did no good she went to a doctor a few days later. He prescribed an antibiotic and some skin patches. While I was at the pharmacy counter yesterday they told me that the patches were not covered by the insurance company b/c they were not ''pre-approved''. I told the pharmacist/clerk that the doctor prescribed it and she said that the insurance would not cover it and that I could have the doctor call them directly and would I want to come back tomorrow and maybe it would be covered. I told her I would take it now and maybe request a discount later. While I was waiting a lady in her 60s came up to the counter to get her script filled - she was told that Medicaid was down and they could not give the pharmacy an estimated time of when it would be back. The women said that she had been out since last week and really needed her script filled. She was told that she could still get it but that she would have to pay full price (over $200). The pharmacist told her to come back tomorrow (today) but there was still no guarantee that their system would be up. Meanwhile a car came up to the drive-thru and I overhead that conversation: the woman's script for an ointment was not covered by her insurance either. I dont know if Medicaid is back up or not and the examples of insurance denial for pharmaceutical coverage is not statistically significant but it is a red flag (warning). We need to start stocking up (''rat holing'') necessary prescription medications as we go forward. Thanks Obamacare - you really ''care''.
Aug 28, 2015