I’ve always wondered why the liberals in the Bush administration designed the “donut hole” in the big “we’ll pay for your medicine” program we were FORCED into by law. Before that, the manufacturer of Plavix and other medicines were providing patients a year’s supply of their medicine at a time for FREE because they could not afford the real cost. When Bush’s law went into effect, it made such things ILLEGAL if a patient was “on the program.” The fact that the patient was FORCED to be on the program and FINED if he didn’t “sign up,” seems to be lost on everybody. Then when “the program” has paid for $5,000 worth of medicine, the patient could no longer get any part of their medicine costs paid until HE/SHE had paid for another $5,000 worth out of his/her own pocket—IF he/she could actually DO that.
At that time, he/she SURELY could not afford their life-saving medicine, which means he/she will DIE, and never make it to that second $5,000 plateau. Meanwhile, the government changed the “insurance” provider every year, in effect RAISING the patient’s cost for the same medicine, forcing him/her to pay ever higher cost to stay alive. Of course, they SAY the patient can choose his/her plan once a year, but they purposely make it so complicated that many cannot understand how to do it. Even those who are not “feeble-minded” can’t understand it. The very people who DESIGNED it and ADMINISTER can’t really understand it, though they CLAIM they do. So I guess we shouldn’t whine about the “rationing” in Obama’s health care swindle, since we’ve already GOT it. (Just common sense)