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About this $1,800 drug

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<figure class="wp-block-image"><img data-attachment-id="201" data-permalink="https://leoji.blog/2018/11/25/about-this-1800-drug/aetna-pharmacy-claim/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?fit=2502%2C1268&ssl=1" data-orig-size="2502,1268" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="aetna-pharmacy-claim" data-image-description data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?fit=300%2C152&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?fit=960%2C487&ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/notes.theleoji.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim-1024x519.png?resize=960%2C487" alt="A claim for pharmacy services through Aetna reduced the drug's cost from $1,752.03 to $30." class="wp-image-201 jetpack-lazy-image" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-srcset="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=1024%2C519&ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=300%2C152&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=768%2C389&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=1536%2C778&ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=2048%2C1038&ssl=1 2048w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=1200%2C608&ssl=1 1200w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=685%2C347&ssl=1 685w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=2000%2C1014&ssl=1 2000w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?w=1920&ssl=1 1920w" data-lazy-sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" data-lazy-src="https://i1.wp.com/notes.theleoji.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim-1024x519.png?resize=960%2C487&is-pending-load=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img data-attachment-id="201" data-permalink="https://leoji.blog/2018/11/25/about-this-1800-drug/aetna-pharmacy-claim/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?fit=2502%2C1268&ssl=1" data-orig-size="2502,1268" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="aetna-pharmacy-claim" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?fit=300%2C152&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?fit=960%2C487&ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/notes.theleoji.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim-1024x519.png?resize=960%2C487" alt="A claim for pharmacy services through Aetna reduced the drug's cost from $1,752.03 to $30." class="wp-image-201" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=1024%2C519&ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=300%2C152&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=768%2C389&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=1536%2C778&ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=2048%2C1038&ssl=1 2048w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=1200%2C608&ssl=1 1200w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=685%2C347&ssl=1 685w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?resize=2000%2C1014&ssl=1 2000w, https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aetna-pharmacy-claim.png?w=1920&ssl=1 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></noscript></figure> <p>I would not have been able to afford this life-saving drug without health insurance.</p> <p>This $1752.03 drug is Truvada, the brand-name antiviral medication manufactured by Gilead for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The FDA-approved medication greatly reduces the chances of getting HIV — by as much as 90 percent, according to the U.S.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/11/25/about-this-1800-drug/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “About this $1,800 drug”</span></a></p>

Here are the Republicans, politicizing human decency

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<h4>Apparently, we’re okay with 22 million people finding it harder to get medical treatment</h4> <figure class="wp-caption"> <p><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/6cd37-1i4xool4wage4_miqnbzpug.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/6cd37-1i4xool4wage4_miqnbzpug.jpeg?w=960&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class=" jetpack-lazy-image" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/6cd37-1i4xool4wage4_miqnbzpug.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1"/></noscript><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Photo by <a href="http://unsplash.com/photos/yGUuMIqjIrU?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Daan Stevens</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Unsplash</a></figcaption></p></figure> <p>The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its report on H.R. 1628, “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” — the Senate Republicans’ answer to abolishing Obamacare.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2017/06/28/here-are-the-republicans-politicizing-human-decency/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Here are the Republicans, politicizing human decency”</span></a></p>