By Henry Ehrlich
A mother of my acquaintance was staring wistfully at some travel brochures and wondering what she could get for the cost of the six EpiPens she buys annually for her kids–$3600 on her crummy insurance plan–$550 per pair. Then she looked at prices in Canada and found prices of $80 to $160 per pair, or $960 max. Hmm. Add to that $250 for a round trip air ticket and a generous food allowance and the total is around $1300.
Doing the arithmetic and she came out with a net saving of $2300, which could pay for airfare for condo rental, food, and fun in paradise. They would still have to pay for the plane. What’s wrong with this picture?
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