Not really. Prescription coverage is part of my gov’t retirement benefit. Of course it is contracted to an insurer. Every year they seem to change, and I receive a letter detailing the “new” deal and why it is so much better, along with a five pound formulary book. Bullshit – I have been retired 10 years and the “plan” gets worse and more expensive every year. One medication had a 90 day supply copay of $50 at a national chain pharmacy. Suddenly with NO notice it went to $200. After endless waits with bad music on hold I talked t a plan representative. Seems that if I go to a “preferred provider” the copay is $40.
Well and good. I am grateful for my benefit, but dislike the bullshit that accompanies it. Any fool knows that when the provider negotiates for a “better deal” cost is the main factor. I am tired of being jacked around every year. Now I drive 30 miles each way to a “preferred provider”. Add two gallons of gas to my copay bill.