….Today I need to renew my Prescription Prepayment Certificate, PPC, for another year….
I know my friends in the US will freak out to know this-but all my prescriptions, food stuffs and weight gain supplements cost me the price of a 12 month PPC. So in converting to US$s, that is about $200 to you. I actually take home about $2000 worth of medical supplies a month but pay $200 a year for them. That is probably why we are now such a recession hit nation-our socialised medicine has drained the system dry.
However-if I were to live in Scotland or Wales, prescriptions are now FREE!
There is a huge amount of controversy currently about this system. Particularly as some long term, life threatening illness, namely diabetes warrant you having free prescriptions for life. There are many campaigns currently running to try and include severe asthma on the list of illnesses warranting free prescriptions, but as asthma is so variable and volatile, some people have asthma but hardly so much as require even their little blue inhaler on a daily basis. Therefore how can we warrant that the whole gamut of asthmas be given free prescriptions?
The fact that I pay just £104 a year for my whole truck loads of prescribed medicine is quite incredible. I’m not complaining. I often feel guilty that this silly illness of mine requires so many expensive drugs.
….Sadly, the whole US system of Insurance and c0-pay is what keeps us living in the UK. I don’t know how we could afford it!….