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Recently I spent most of a day trying to pick a Plan D drug plan in Medicare for myself and my significant other. Needless to say, this is a daunting task. When I can get prescriptions from a drug savings card that are significantly lower priced than any Plan D provider, it makes me angry. Drug prices are too high and need to be controlled.

I also found out that if I were a dog, I could get one of my prescriptions at a cost of $54 for a year’s supply when it costs a human on some plans as much as $1,014.21. The Savings Card cost is $60.64. I found these costs for Tamsulosin 0.4 mg taken once a day. I compared Chewy for the dog, Aetna SilverScript Preferred WalMart pharmacy and GoodRX. Quite a difference.

Finally, we both settled on the lowest monthly premium. We both have Tier 2 and Tier 4 drugs, which makes them unaffordable through insurance. We will use a drug savings card, which will make them somewhat affordable, even though the drugs are all generic.

Please take action on drug prices. It is essential for everyone’s health.

Robyn Kremer