By Robert J. Elisberg, March 6, 2014
The other day, I went into my doctor for an appointment. With my new Affordable Care Act provider, the co-pay I had to make at the front window was…$5. Even the receptionist had to double-check to make sure that was right, and then she started laughing.
I don’t know what the regular cost would have been without coverage. Let’s say $75, that’s not unreasonable. So, it was a savings for $70 for just a single, basic visit.
I have a single prescription for medication every month. The cost now under my ACA plan is a whopping $3. It used to be $15. That’s a savings of $144 a year.
Together, these two very simple matters are a savings of $214.