I have heard a certain faux-statement of reality related to the bizarre resistance against eliminating co-pays for preventive medicine one time too many.
Meds without a co-payment are not “free”.
If the word “co-pay” enters a discussion...then y’all are talking about insurance coverage.
If y’all are talking about insurance coverage...then folks are paying for insurance.
If folks are paying for insurance...THEN YOU ARE PAYING FOR MEDS & SERVICES!!
All the elimination of a co-payment does is allow Americans seeking preventive services and meds to do so without paying more money on top of monthly fees.
Because prevention is a good thing, people…it actually saves all of us all money and keeps those health insurance fees down.
If it makes people feel better they can always take their pay stub to the doctor and then look at the amount paid for health insurance really hard after the appointment is over.
This obsession with acting like not paying a co-payment is getting something for free reminds me of the fools who celebrate getting a tax refund as if their ass isn’t getting their own fucking money back.