I take a statin drug. Costco sells the name brand version online for $519 for a 90 day supply. Walgreen offers a generic version for $180 or $58 if you pay to subscribe to the Walgreen prescription drug plan. Costco offers a 90 day supply for $11 online. Today I purchased a 90 day supply of this same drug at a local Costco store for $6.
There is a difference of over $500 in the price of this drug between just these two stores. In other words, the daily cost of this medication ranges from as little as 6 cents to more than $5.50 depending upon where I purchase the drug and whether I choose the name brand or generic.
No wonder the cost of health care is bankrupting the nation.
Don’t tell me this isn’t insane.