Printed on: December 13, 2012

Price gouging


Received Dec. 5

I'm sure everyone knows how high medical costs are now, so much so that many can't afford treatment. My doctor gave me a prescription for 30 pills and my insurance tried to charge me $250 for it. Then I found out I can buy the same exact medicine over the counter for $22.95.

It is my opinion, the insurance companies are a bunch of crooks ripping off sick people. I wrote a letter to my congressman, telling of my concern and I would suggest others do the same. Perhaps then they will monitor more closely the practices of these insurance companies. (Word count: 101)

Wayne Field

Idaho Falls