20mg Atorvastatin, 90 day supply.

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Even though I’m not a retiree?

eta I checked on VA website, since I’m not disabled or a retiree they won’t fill my script.
I know personally that many veterans who aren't retired get their prescriptions filled at the VA but things may have changed since I worked there. I'll try and check it out and get back to you. Meanwhile, go to goodrx.com and they'll send you a free card that will allow you to purchase at a great discount. tHe card is free and you do not have to have insurance. The card says you save up to 80% on prescription drugs at virtually any U.S. pharmacy.
I checked the internet and this is what I found: You need to register to be seen at you local VA facility. Once you register and have an appointment, you need to ask your VA provider to rewrite the prescription to be filled in the vA pharmacy. The key is to register.... and once registered, you have your foot in the door. There are many veterans who aren't retired but due to Obamacare and the requirement to have health insurance elected to go to the VA healthcare system to avoid penalties. My neighbor across the street wasn't a VA patient and he recently registered and was seen and had his prescription re-written to be filled in the OKC VA pharmacy. Hope this helps to some degree, I know yo'd have to take off of your job to register etc but as time goes on, you'll be glad you did because guess what? When we get older things change and wear out and we need even more medication.
 
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I know personally that many veterans who aren't retired get their prescriptions filled at the VA but things may have changed since I worked there. I'll try and check it out and get back to you. Meanwhile, go to goodrx.com and they'll send you a free card that will allow you to purchase at a great discount. tHe card is free and you do not have to have insurance. The card says you save up to 80% on prescription drugs at virtually any U.S. pharmacy.

Good RX sent me to genius RX and they got it for $13.50 for 90 days with free shipping, I’ve stopped *****ing (for now lol)
 

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After my surgery in February I was on Atorvistatin. Could not wait to get off of it. Fatigue and mental fogginess were terrible. Got off of it this summer and within days I felt 100% better.
YMMV
 

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$17k in premiums for a $16k out of pocket and a $12k deductible after all of which pays 80%? (Today’s best quote)

Nah, that’s no choice.

20% higher taxes for single payer would be fine by me. Americans pay over a trillion dollars more yearly in copays and co insurance than single payer would cost. We’ve been bamboozled.

I’ll wait for the ”principled conservatives“ to show up here to call me a Bernie supporter/socialist/communist.

Links to cheaper statins please, seriously.

Thank you.
By single payer, I assume you mean Medicare for all? If that happens & Medicare is the only payor, dont plan on getting sick cause all the hospitals will be bankrupt-they lose thousands of $ on every Medicare admission ( not to mention the 30-40 trillion it would cost to Incorporate this plan, according to Bernie).
 

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Good RX sent me to genius RX and they got it for $13.50 for 90 days with free shipping, I’ve stopped *****ing (for now lol)

That's exactly what I was looking at when I said you were overpaying. Good for you for finding a good price on medicines.

And I was gonna add in re: to being a vet... You need to apply. Despite what the government tells you, not all veterans are eligible for health care thru the VA. It's a means-tested system. Several years ago I applied...already had insurance but I just wanted to get into the system. I was denied because our household income was too high. That pissed me off...because it felt like the VA was saying my service was less valuable than some others. That's what gave me the incentive to actually apply for a disability rating in 2017 for an injury I sustained in 1980 and another during the Gulf War period.

I was rated at 60%. So now I get all my health care thru the VA. My DiL is a nursing director with the VA in Alaska. The people working there really try, I think, to provide first rate care. Unfortunately, it's a constant battle swimming upstream against all the VA bureaucracy. In my particular case they don't really seem to want to fix what's wrong so it's a never-ending challenge to diagnose it. I had 7 MRIs last year. And just had another on Fri. Always looking for something, never fixing anything.

That's why I say you really don't want single-payer when, in fact, we'd be far better off with less government involvement. I have the closest thing to single-payer health care and it's no better than regular health care.

But, the silver lining is I'll always have health care now...even if it isn't the easiest. All things considered, though, I'd rather not have suffered the injuries.
 

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That's exactly what I was looking at when I said you were overpaying. Good for you for finding a good price on medicines.

And I was gonna add in re: to being a vet... You need to apply. Despite what the government tells you, not all veterans are eligible for health care thru the VA. It's a means-tested system. Several years ago I applied...already had insurance but I just wanted to get into the system. I was denied because our household income was too high. That pissed me off...because it felt like the VA was saying my service was less valuable than some others. That's what gave me the incentive to actually apply for a disability rating in 2017 for an injury I sustained in 1980 and another during the Gulf War period.

I was rated at 60%. So now I get all my health care thru the VA. My DiL is a nursing director with the VA in Alaska. The people working there really try, I think, to provide first rate care. Unfortunately, it's a constant battle swimming upstream against all the VA bureaucracy. In my particular case they don't really seem to want to fix what's wrong so it's a never-ending challenge to diagnose it. I had 7 MRIs last year. And just had another on Fri. Always looking for something, never fixing anything.

That's why I say you really don't want single-payer when, in fact, we'd be far better off with less government involvement. I have the closest thing to single-payer health care and it's no better than regular health care.

But, the silver lining is I'll always have health care now...even if it isn't the easiest. All things considered, though, I'd rather not have suffered the injuries.
My Dad just passed (today in fact) from bladder cancer and the VA provided excellent care for him including the chemo and surgeries and everything, I’m grateful they cared for him and grateful we are left with zero bills to pay.

Due to my location during the Gulf War the VA has practically been begging me to come in for an assessment (the syndrome from the burn pits) but I’ve only been to the Doctor once in the last 20 years and that was because of a broken ankle and then he did blood work and got me on the statin for cholesterol.

Now that my wife and I are getting older the no insurance thing is starting to stress me out more. If one of us gets a big issue it could take everything we’ve worked for. We have over $20k saved for medical expenses but that’s nothing in our broken medical system in this country. (Broken for middle class/upper middle class without an employer plan)
 

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Very sorry for the loss of your dad, tiasman. But I'm happy to hear he received excellent care from the VA during his battle with cancer.

You should definitely talk to the VA about your exposure to burn pits. You never know when something like that might rear it's ugly head. You might even be able to get in front of any issues the exposure may cause you as you get older.

I wish I would've done something about my issues when I was younger. But, being young(er) and invincible clouds the judgment sometimes.
 
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