Saturday, February 11, 2012

Walmart & Insurance

I have this love hate thing with Wal-Mart. *sigh* I hate going there because the one I go to has got to have the worst associates they have ever hired, the store is nasty and I hate the fact they get (almost) everything from China, not to mention how reportedly they treat their employees. I honestly try not to go there, ever. However, prescriptions are cheaper there than anywhere for someone like me who doesn't have insurance. I try to just go in and out for the scripts only, but usually someone in the household asks me to pick something up for them. I am there and it is convenient therefore I get the item.

I feel so dirty when I leave too, lol. Most everything else I buy is locally supported, but I just can't get away from Wal-Mart, can you? Does anyone else have the same relationship with them that I do?

As far as not having insurance, no one pays my medical bills. I pay them when I go to the doctor or when I have a test. They do discount the fees for people without insurance though. But all that tells me is that the 'product' is not worth the mark up they put on it for people who DO have insurance. I think with all the drugs that are advertised today, people can be led to 'find' things wrong with themselves from their doctors who are there to 'push' certain medicines or procedures. I see it a lot at the dentist office too, lol.

I for one am getting/going back to the way it was when I was young. I only go to the doctor when there is something terribly wrong or if I need a physical. A cold only lasts seven to ten days. The drugs they would prescribe can have lasting effects forever...

Don't even get me started on Pharmaceutical companies, lol. That is a whole other rant.


  1. We try to support all the maw/paw stores in our area also. Theres just something about going in a store and them saying, "hey clint what yah need". You don't get that a Walley World, usually when you ask for something you get, "duh, I don't know, I don't work in this area and I'm on my way to break." lol

    1. I know! There is nothing better than walking into a store and them knowing your name. :)

  2. YES! i agree with everything you said!!! i find myself going there because someone told me they got such and such for so much cheaper than what i am paying. BUT when i go there i ALWAYS have a bad experience. (like yelling fight with someone behind me in line saying something nasty about my mama who was writing a check a little slow)
    seriously i get anxiety when i walk in there. its ALWAYS busy! But you can't beat the prices on some stuff.
    ahhhh. i too try to support local shops. this is a good topic!

  3. This was kind of funny because I understand how you feel. I feel pretty much the same way a lot. It is true like Cindy said, you really can't beat the prices on some stuff. I try to spread it around and pick my battles - what I'll spend more on and what I just can't :) Sometimes you just don't have a choice. But you do what you can to support local.

    I want to let you know as well that I'm passing along the "Liebster blog award" to you! :)



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