Friday, September 21, 2012

Public outcry lowers cost of Anascorp

After two scorpion stings and two ER visits in our family, we weren't very happy to see the original cost of anascorp so high. Especially for those who do not have insurance or are entirely living pay to pay check, the cost was just crazy.

Did you see the WAS there?

Yep, costs are lowering up to 80%. Since the cost of the antivenom is around $100 where it was developed, this only makes sense.

I mean, I understand economics and prices - limited use, means cost to keep it on hand, especially if it has a short shelf life.

Cost is higher to cover the cost of those who do not/cannot pay.

Cost is higher to cover the "discounts" given, especially to keep a non-profit status.

But really, this is, for some, a life or death issue.

Yay for access to more reasonable priced health care.

See also:
4 year old stung by scorpion
How much does anascorp cost
Thank G-d or the Insurance Folk

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