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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    As I mentioned above, my doctors look for the generic first thing...now. It took me nearly 3 years to get that done. Every single scrip, I'd mention, "My insurance covers __________. Do you know what this will cost and if there is a generic?" Almost every time, my doctor changed the scrip. I can recall one time in the last 6 years when my kid needed a medication that could not be replaced with a generic that would do the job just fine.

    So why do the doctors write the scrips for the fancy new stuff?? Because the patients generally don't care, most don't pay for their meds, anyway. If the insurance company covers med for a $25 co-pay, the patient doesn't even know that they're spending $300 to take care of an infection that $4 of penicillin could cure. Then we wonder why insurance costs so much...

    That is part of the reason. Another reason is that companies are required to carry certain expensive coverages that no one uses. Illigitimate lawsuits raise the cost of malpractice insurance and this factor alone has driven a huge percentage of OBGYN specialists out of the practice - which drives up the cost of health insurance. But far and away the major reason is the consumer has been removed from the critical role of comparative shopper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    That is part of the reason. Another reason is that companies are required to carry certain expensive coverages that no one uses. Illigitimate lawsuits raise the cost of malpractice insurance and this factor alone has driven a huge percentage of OBGYN specialists out of the practice - which drives up the cost of health insurance. But far and away the major reason is the consumer has been removed from the critical role of comparative shopper.
    You have that right. The threat of law suits hangs over healthcare like an axe.

    On the other hand, being on the safety end of things, I actually use that threat. :o When I'm dealing with someone who just doesn't care, the reminder that his/her name could be on any law suit can definitely add some incentive.
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    In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.

    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    And drug companies make stuff "new and improved' to stay ahead of the generics.

    When I go to my primary care doc, there are always some well dressed pushers with their fancy rolling brief cases. Look around for all the Kleenex boxes, clocks, pens, and other goodies with Cialis or Prilosec on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    And drug companies make stuff "new and improved' to stay ahead of the generics.

    When I go to my primary care doc, there are always some well dressed pushers with their fancy rolling brief cases. Look around for all the Kleenex boxes, clocks, pens, and other goodies with Cialis or Prilosec on them.
    Be nice, my uncle works as a rep for Merck. :D
    Can't tell you how many Nasonex and Claritin pens & office supplies I had during high school.
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