Originally Posted by cheldear
The meds, out of pocket for me in Mexico in USD are over $1500 a month. In the US, if I get them three months at a time, I immediately just pay a copay, and the amount is $800 for me for three months' worth. Much easier for me to pay than $1500 for one month and wait for reimbursement from Aetna.
I'm reminded of an old joke. A guy is driving along low on fuel and comes to two gas stations across from each other. One has a sign saying $3.00/g and the other says $2.00/g so he pulls into the cheaper one. But there's a sign on the pump "sorry, out of gas" so he goes across the street and fills up. He gives the attendant some grief though, asking why he charges so much more than the guy across the street. The attendant replies "heck, when we're out of gas we only charge $1.00/g".
The point is, option B is only better than option A if option B is possible.