Tucked into yesterday's local paper was a junk-mail circular advertising Wal-Mart's new "$4 Prescriptions for Everybody" program, and my husband just spotted it on the kitchen counter. "Hey, cool," he said, "It's great they're doing that. Maybe they're not so bad."
But actually, yes. Yes, they are.
There's a decent chance you have already heard or read about Deborah Shank's being sued for reimbursement of medical expenses by her former employer, as the tale seems to have taken on a life of its own in blogworld ... but in case you haven't, here's the story from The Wall Street Journal.
Anybody out there still think the existing "system" for health care finance is working? Anyone? Maybe it depends on who you are. For example, it seems to be working pretty well for Wal-Mart ...