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Reason #867 we need universal healthcare

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The student health center pharmacy is closing due to budget cuts at my university.  The student pharmacy’s prescriptions are generally much much cheaper than other pharmacies in town, especially for birth control.  Since the student health insurance doesn’t cover prescription drugs at all, these discounts really helped me.  Even with those discounts, though, I’m not taking all the medication that’s been prescribed to me.

I called two other local pharmacies and asked them about the cost of my prescriptions.  I’ll be paying almost $80 a month more once my school pharmacy closes.  Looks like I’m going to have to talk to my doctor about which drug I can (probably) live without.

This news made me particularly angry because the already overpaid basketball coach is getting a big raise next year.

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