Our $250 trip to the state fair

Posted on: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 12:04am
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My office building is just down the street from the fairgrounds, my sister and her kids were in town, the weather was nice, so yesterday seemed like the perfect day to take the kids to the state fair. DH came over with the kids after work, we all got ourselves together (not too easy to get nine people going in the same direction at once) and headed out. Halfway there, I thought to ask DH where the epipen was. Guess what? He forgot it. No way in heck am I taking my DD to the fairgrounds without it, but it would have been an hour and a half driving to go home and get it, by which time it would have been too late to really enjoy the fair. I was all for going home and coming back later in the week, although we couldn't have gone with my sister. But instead we called around and found a sort-of nearby branch of the pharmacy we use and got the refill for the epipen prescription. Unfortunately, when DH lost his job in the summer, we switched to a temporary insurance--it's been covering us since July and expires end of September when my insurance from my new job kicks in. What we found out last night is that the $250 per person deductible on this temporary insurance applies to prescriptions as well as office visits and such, so we had to pay $192 for the epipens just so we could go to the fair. I'm not happy with DH right now--first for forgetting the epi-pens to begin with (SIX YEARS we've been dealing with this! How can he keep forgetting them?) and then for not walking out of the pharmacy without them and promising DD a trip to the fair later in the week. She's not a risk taker and would have completely understood that she couldn't go to the fair without them.

Does anyone know if you can return unused prescriptions/epipens? I'd love to get my money back--our other epis don't expire until the end of October.

Sarah

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