Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Why We Need Health Care Reform

A neighbor of mine dealing with serious health issues encapsulated the answer in one short paragraph on his Facebook page:

The pharmacist handed me a small box of pills and said, "That'll be $6,000 for the rest of this month's co-pay." The Oxaliplatin, Tarceva and Xeloda this replaces had been costing $20,000 per month. My out-of-pocket was actually just $10 since I am fortunate enough to have a top health plan, but can you imagine how inancially devastating a serious disease is to those with a merely better-than-average health plan?