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posted: 1/31/2014 4:40 AM

100 percent increase in prescriptions

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100 percent increase in prescriptions

In 2012, my drug plan premium was $290. In 2013, it was $385. For 2014, it is $500 plus new tier one surcharges. My 2014 cost is $693.

Thank you, First Health and Obamacare for more than a 100 percent increase in two years for the same prescriptions. Like Obamacare, you are forced to buy a drug plan or pay a penalty under Medicare. With no drug plan, my prescription cost would be $220 per year. The drug plan pays $1 per prescription. Boy, am I lucky. I get the privilege of paying an extra $473 so it can be redistributed by donations surcharges.

How is that for the short end of the stick? If the president demanded the $10 billion that GM owes you and me, lost in the bailout, he would have $10 billion for his giveaways. We pay a big price for the poor judgments of our elected officials. GM has $27 billion in cash. Demand the $10 billion. The odor is intense.

Oh yes, Ford came out of the recession with no government help, adding jobs doing better than GM. Do the right thing, start with the government waste, the president's needless trips and taxpayer support of companies and unions, the free cellphone give away instead of making seniors pay the bill.

John Mayerhofer


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