AARP is lobbying Congress to expand medical coverage to include drug coverage. Why give the federal government another program to administer when they do such a poor job of managing existing programs? Example: the Immigration Service, which is out of control.
Why doesn't AARP use their muscle to get volume discounts for drugs with the manufacturers?Specifically with Nolvadex and Mevacore. Nolvadex is prescribed for women as a preventative for breast cancer. Mevacore reduces cholesterol as a preventative for strokes and heart attacks.
Their own AARP pharmacy charges full retail for both of these two drugs. Why don't they make these and other drugs available to members at reduced prices? At present, we spend $1,508 per year for these two drugs. How many people are denied these preventatives because they can't afford them?
David E. Fullmer
Salt Lake City