Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Show your support for Walgreens!

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As what I have read online, Express Scripts is basically a bunch of pharmacies that are joined together, 79 pharmacies to be exact. It is a pharmacy benefit manager that provides services to manage drug plans for government agencies both administrator of employee benefits as well as public assistance programs, corporations and unions. One of it's largest clients is the United States Department of Defense's Tricare program which I will explain later on this post.

Back to the main topic. Evidently, Express Scripts Inc. has decided to end it's tie to Walgreens which caused to upset thousands of customers. Why they're getting upset? Because this action is causing disruption with no significant benefit to patients and their health plans. It also forces them not only to have to change pharmacies but also to drive farther to fill their prescriptions to other pharmacies with less convenient hours. This is why over 250,000 Tricare supporters petition Express Script (Walgreens and Express Scripts) on behalf of Walgreens to continue the contract which has expired on December 31st of last year.

Now let me explain a little bit about Tricare or formerly know as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services. This is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Heath System that provides civilian health benefits for military personnel, retirees and their dependents and some of their reserve component. Walgreens is part of the Tricare pharmacy network. It means if Walgreens is not part of this network anymore it will also affect those in uniforms! Walgreens has repeatedly offered to remain in the Tricare pharmacy network through proposals to Express Scripts to prevent disruption to military personnel, families and retirees. These proposals would protect Tricare member choice of Walgreens and provide savings to the program and taxpayers.

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