Anyway - I go to the pharmacy to get the script filled. When I come back to pick it up, the pharmacy tech looks at the paperwork and goes "Yikes! Don't you have insurance?"
I was like "Hell the fuck yeah I have insurance, chica. Pretty damn good insurance too."
She goes, "Well let me double check on this for you."
Turns out that this MOTHERFUCKING gel costs $400!!!!!!!!!! For 60 grams of it!!!!!!!!!
MOTHERFUCKING BOTOX IS CHEAPER!!! (At least at this dermatologist's office anyway)
So she calls my insurance company, and they try to say that I am "over the age limit for this medication."
Awesome Pharmacy Tech manages to get a prior authorization or whatever and gets them to agree to cover it with a $50 co-pay.
$50??? For a fucking topical antibiotic and what is essentially retinol???
The wonderful little receipt says "Your insurance saved you $346.95." How thoughtful of them.
What the FUCK could possibly make this shit so expensive?? Someone, please tell me!
Mind you, I have no problem with my insurance company on this issue. After all, one could argue that this type of medication is for elective cosmetic purposes.
I mean, $400????? Who could blame them for not wanting to cover that shit??
I bet I could get it in Cuba for $1.75.......