If I had made this post last night, it would have been in the Pit, but I have calmed down enough now.
I added Mr. Jeeves to my insurance this fall, its grad student insurance so it’s not great, but the policy specifically says that there is prescription coverage, up to $1,500 per year. Well, he went to the doctor for the first time on Friday, since his main prescription that keeps him from vomiting all the time (Nexium) had about 2 weeks left. He was given a new prescription, so far, so good. Here is where it gets angry making.
He took the prescription to CVS to have it filled. They ran his insurance card and said that he did not have prescription drug coverage, and that he would have to pay $300 for the pills. When he said that wasn’t correct, and asked for the prescription back so that he could take it to the on-campus pharmacy, they refused to give the prescription back.
They told him that once it was entered into their system, whatever the fresh hell that means, then they won’t give the prescription back, even if you don’t get the pills.
Is this legal? This seems wrong. It’s not like he is trying to double dip, and its not like it is a painkiller. There is no recreational use for Nexium. Now, instead of going to the on-campus pharmacy and having them straighten out the insurance, he has to go back to the doctor to get a new prescription first. My fear is that the doctor is going to say “No, what happened to the one I just wrote for you?”
Advice, comments? I really want to go to CVS and throw a fucking fit, but I don’t think that will help.