UPDATE: Those that know me know I am a Retired Veteran of 22 years service to this country. Due to changes to my Prescription Insurance, which I do pay a premium for, which were brought about by the PPACA (Obama Care) certain medications I need are no longer available to me. My system is one where the generic form the medicines do not work properly. I am diabetic and the only oral form of the medication to control it has been Glumetza, Tri-care took it off their list of “approved medicines” and due to that in order for me to stay on it I must pay full price (last check was in the order of 1,000’s of dollars per month). They gave me the option of buying it from them “mail order” at 1/3rd the normal price (still 1,000’s) or go to military pharmacy. I went to the pharmacy and a SGT (E5) changed my prescription to the GENERIC as they do not carry the name brand. The Lyrica I take for fibromyalgia is also not available on post and is 100% payable by me if I purchase off post. My Blood pressure medicine is a “formulary” which is no longer allowed under Tri-care and therefore NOT carried by the Base Pharmacy and carries a 100% Copay is purchased off base. People say that there were no “death panels” in ObamaCare? I am seeing one in action to where the American Government and the People they represent have told me, and 100’s of Thousands of other Veterans, basically, to go away and die because you no longer matter. Without treatment Veterans are dying everyday, but not enough of us for Obama, so now take the medicines away from others who faithfully served and let them die as well. What was it Scrooge said “Let them die and decrease the surplus population”? Bahhhhh fucking humbug!!!!!
Ok group. Just found out that MAJOR changes and price increases for the Military and Retired Military Pharmacy Insurance program are coming at us like a freight train. Did I find out with a required written notification in mail from the Government Contracted Insurance Provider I pay my fees to? NOPE, Nya-ya, No freaking way. Instead, thanks to my subscription to Military News Report I just happened to notice the story and now have my warning.
On October 1st, there are MAJOR Medicines that TRI-CARE will no longer cover if you get them from a Civilian Pharmacy. Some of these are not just life enhancing BUT life critical drugs. If you get them from your local pharmacy after September 30th, you will have to foot the entire bill yourself.
They do offer you a chance to get it through their “mail order program” and have it covered, but everyone knows…
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