My wife is going through menopause now, but when she was taking the Pill it was $40/mo plus the biannual checkup fees to get the prescription.
In the mid 90's we made our first trip to Mexico, and they had just passed the law permitting you to bring back a three-month supply of any drug (thanks to the AIDS activists), so while there we planned to visit the farmacia and get three months worth of her pill. We were shocked to find that her pill, which was OTC in the sleepy village of Cardel, was about USD$2.50 per monthly pack. Exact same product from same manufacturer, same logo and color scheme on the box, except for the words being Spanish instead of English.
We left that little drugstore with steam coming out of her ears, and about half way across the town square she stopped and screamed, "THOSE FUCKERS HAVE BEEN RIPPING ME OFF MY ENTIRE LIFE!"
So yeah, our sympathies are with Ms. Fluke. I hope Rush ends up buying her a yacht over the civil tort.
And that is what is so great about the internet. It enables pompous blowhards to connect with other pompous blowhards in a vast circle jerk of pomposity. -- Bill Maher
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