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Nov. 14, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Officials should not control cold meds

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the socialist left in our Statehouse in Charleston have gone too far. I am not going to go get a script from my doctor for cold medicine, and waste time and money and bog down my doctor's office to do so. I will just go over the line to another state to get cold medicine when I need it.

Your socialistic agenda/playbook is right out of Obama's fascist laws and have become overbearing. Please leave our personal medical needs alone, stop attacking us, the families, just because of those who would abuse the drugs. We need to take care of our health. It's not our fault, and you are trying to penalize us. This is wrong.

Do you not understand that people have to pay massive co-pays to see their doctors? Do you think our legislators will take time out of their day to go see a doctor to get a cold medicine script, when we need them there to protect our liberties and freedoms? Or is that just going to be thrown out the window, too?

Let's tally this up: $10, $25 to $50 and sometimes $100 co-pays to see your doctor, another $10 to $20 to get the medicine depending on prescription co-pays and, like our plan, we have to meet a deductible before we even get a discount on our meds. So we pay full price, another $5-$10 in gas for some to drive to their doctor. That totals almost as much as $130 per person to get a cold medicine script. Not to mention that your doctor's office may just say it doesn't have an available time for you, which will just make people go to emergency rooms and bog them down.

Jeff Werner

Falling Waters, W.Va.

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