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    Thanks Obamacare! Due to rising cost of healthcare, Sears will be dropping their employee healthcare and instead offer them cash to buy their own on the free market.

    That may sound good. But one must take into account several factors.

    First, they all will have to pay taxes on said money. Where before they didn't.

    Second, private coverage is no where near as cost effective as getting it from your employer.

    Third, it is not expected to be enough, or keep up with rising cost.

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    Olive Garden is following them.

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    This was entirely predictable. Obamacare was an abomination, and it's only going to get worse.
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    You knew it was going to happen. Another thing that no one realizes is that just getting our prescriptions filled will become more and more difficult. I've been so upset with Walgreen's, as it's been a nightmare. I found out from a technician in the pharmacy at my local stores that they don't stock much meds and often run out. In cost cutting efforts, they carry a limited stock and have to shuttle meds between stores or order it and have it delivered. That explains the waits, the partial fills where I have to go back, the many people almost screaming at the desk when someone from the store (or they think is from the store) tells them they have it and come pick it up and when they get there, it isn't there.

    They have some sort of central ordering system. Now it has finally sunk in that I'm talking to someone who could be in India, who tells me it will be ready in an hour. It happened the other day. I was furious when I came in to pick the meds up, shopped a little so I wouldn't be bugging the pharmacist prematurely, only to finally go up to the counter to pick up the meds and the order hadn't been placed. I almost lost it as it's been happening with frequent regularity. My insurance mandates Walgreens or CVS or Wal-Mart. I won't go to the local Wal-Mart, too far and too crummy.

    Has anyone dealt with CVS?

    I heard that most of this is because the government has cut reimbursements so much and Wal-Mart undercuts with prices.

    This is a mess already, and hold on to your hats, boys and girls, this is going to be an increasingly bumpy ride. Thanks Mr Obama----NOT!!!!!!!!!!
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    What's scary is that the employees of Sears don't know what is about to happen to their health care insurance. My brother-in-law is a repairman that goes on house calls for Sears and, when I asked him about this, he hadn't heard anything about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    What's scary is that the employees of Sears don't know what about to happen to their health care insurance. My brother-in-law is a repairman that goes on house calls for Sears and, when I asked him about this, he hadn't heard anything about it.
    This is what those socialists want, to force people into their damned government programs. It's always been the plan, force medical insurance so high for employers that they drop it. Combine that with forcing people to purchase insurance and this is the predictable result.

    I hope the Sears and other employees wise up and get out and vote Obama out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post

    Has anyone dealt with CVS?

    I heard that most of this is because the government has cut reimbursements so much and Wal-Mart undercuts with prices.

    This is a mess already, and hold on to your hats, boys and girls, this is going to be an increasingly bumpy ride. Thanks Mr Obama----NOT!!!!!!!!!!
    I stopped dealing with Walgreens about a year ago for the same reasons.....went across the street to CVS and have received excellent service.....I can get a script filled at our CVS in about ten minutes, they are great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    My insurance mandates Walgreens or CVS or Wal-Mart. I won't go to the local Wal-Mart, too far and too crummy.

    Has anyone dealt with CVS?

    I heard that most of this is because the government has cut reimbursements so much and Wal-Mart undercuts with prices.

    This is a mess already, and hold on to your hats, boys and girls, this is going to be an increasingly bumpy ride. Thanks Mr Obama----NOT!!!!!!!!!!
    My insurance lets me use any one I want. But the copay amount is so stinking high on meds, I can go almost a full year and never hit it. Its only good really for families. The medical half and dental is surpurb. Pills are another story.

    Here I have two choices. A local pharmacy that has basicly set up its own monoply, or a wal-mart. Next time it comes for meds, I'm trying Wal-mart. I'm sure the other has gotten way out of wack on their prices. That or I may see about going out of town to another pharacy like CVS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    My insurance lets me use any one I want. But the copay amount is so stinking high on meds, I can go almost a full year and never hit it. Its only good really for families. The medical half and dental is surpurb. Pills are another story.

    Here I have two choices. A local pharmacy that has basicly set up its own monoply, or a wal-mart. Next time it comes for meds, I'm trying Wal-mart. I'm sure the other has gotten way out of wack on their prices. That or I may see about going out of town to another pharacy like CVS.
    Those copays are a bitch. SR can go to any pharmacy he wants, but the mail order is the more reasonable. But his meds being changed, so it would be crazy to go for the 90 day supply.

    When it was looking dicey that they would renew his insurance, I checked into Costco. I've found that if you're not using insurance, they are the most reasonable.

    Glad to hear that CVS is fairly decent. I noticed Walgreen's has started some sort of a card program similar to CVS. I wish all of them would stop the games and just lower their prices. I guess Walgreen's had to get into that game to keep up with the competition. Obama probably won't be happy till all the large pharmacies (and mom and pop ones) go out of business. Then we can depend on the government. Won't that be fun. Oy!
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    My daughter uses CVS for her Rx and doesn't have a card. Says it qnd Costco sell RX at the same price for members and non-members.

    I wouldn't know as except for getting my post hospital stuff I've been on mail order for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Thanks Obamacare...
    Whatta ya know, Pelosi was right. They passed it and now we are finding out what's in it.

    You got what you deserve America. And Barry has much more in store for you. Get a dictionary. In a couple years everyone will be scrambling to learn the definition of "austerity measures". 0bamaPhone lady is going to be pissed.
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