No, you can’t keep your medicines either under Obamacare.


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No, you can’t keep your medicines either under Obamacare.

The article is long and detailed. It seems a lot of expensive but life-saving drugs might be excluded from many plans because of cost. Worse,

The biggest problem in all of this is that consumers will have a very hard time figuring out where they stand. In many cases, the health plans being offered in the Obamacare exchanges don’t make information about their drug formularies readily available. In some cases, it doesn’t seem to be published anywhere.

The government was supposed to mandate that plans made this information easily accessible. But that never happened.

In fact, state and federal regulators must have approved the health plans without reviewing final drug formularies. Many plans are also not publishing information about their networks of doctors, or when they do; the information is unreliable (listing, for example, doctors who argue that they aren’t part of the plans).

Aren’t you glad those brave Democrats and President Obama shut the government down in October to prevent those evil Republicans from making any changes to Obamacare?

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  • Cotour

    Another example of another naked MSNBC media apologist / operative spinning for the president. The president has himself used the term “Obamacare” supposedly created specifically by “wealthy white men”, and if you notice he has recently rejected it based on trying to recast and remarket the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare).

    Q: Was the term created by wealthy white liberals attempting to culturally lionize Obama or evil wealthy white conservative men attempting to culturally disgrace Obama?

    And a second question:

    Q: Which image was Obama attempting to connect to?

    IMO any leader / politician that needs such propping up is in deed pathetic and so are the people who can so obediently shape their objectivity that support such a politician and so must be their agenda.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/melissa-harris-perry-obamacare-a-derogatory-term-conceived-by-wealthy-white-men/

  • wodun

    My policy has a 3 tiered system, generic/brand/specialty. On the bronze plan it is all out of pocket but for a silver plan each has its own co-pay except for specialty which is out of pocket. On the surface this looks ok but specialty is stuff that is made at your local compounding pharmacy. Often times people use a compounding pharmacy because it is cheaper than products from big pharma.

    So this looks to me like another give away to big pharma at the expense of your local compounding pharmacy. For the patient, the co-pay makes generics and brands more affordable but for the system, compounding would save money in many cases.

  • Edward

    > Aren’t you glad those brave Democrats and President Obama shut the government down in October to prevent those evil Republicans from making any changes to Obamacare?

    I’m still trying to figure out if I even want one of these expensive policies. I still can’t figure out what benefits it provides. Or whether those benefits will change during the coverage period.

    As far as I’m concerned, the Democrats should have *kept* the government shut down — including and especially the Obamacare part of it. Too bad that was one part they kept open.

    What a fiasco.

  • I was searching for medicine that you could buy without prescription and I found this website… hope you find it handy :D

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