I want an old drug

CFI Care [not its real name], our insurance plan at 42nd and Treadmill, has been taken over by a new group of weasels, duly replacing the old group of weasels, and I am not exactly delighted to report that I will be expected to shell out a $60 copay for a drug that costs at retail — wait for it — $65.33.

Which makes me wonder how much the premiums would be if someone had had the temerity to say “Screw the drug plan, just cover the expensive stuff.”

Four years from now, assuming I haven’t been nickel-and-dimed to death, the drug goes off patent; an application to produce a generic formulation is already in hand at the FDA.





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