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Day 11 of #BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool – Ruby Bridges

I recognize that some of y’all learned about Ruby Bridges in school, so did I. But in school, I didn’t realize how difficult and harsh the conditions were for Ruby Bridges. I wasn’t taught that there were crowds each day threatening her, that her family was ostracized and lost their land and jobs, that she received death threats while in school. Some of the black history we learn in school is downplayed. The fact that Ruby Bridges attended an all-white school is radical and important. I want people to know that. We went over it in history class as if it was nothing and that to me is inexcusable. That is how much of my education about black history in school has gone and I’m not for that. 

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She’s still alive today and did a TEDtalk recently.
And she’s not 6 years old anymore

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this is why its depressing to work in a pharmacy.

I was definitely a profit killer when I worked in a pharmacy (which honestly was my favorite job in the entire world, but it was short-lived and nowadays you can’t work at a pharmacy like that, it’s all tied in with corporate retail and no one should ever trust me with a cash register ever). It was not, however, actually a profit killer for the pharmacy, just for the drug companies, so no one cared. These days I do medical billing, which means I actually bill OUT from hospitals so I’m mostly spending my professional time taking money away from insurance companies. 

I will now impart all of my profit killing resources onto you, in case you don’t know them. I think most of you know them, now. But just in case you don’t.

THIS IS US-CENTRIC. I’M SORRY. 

1. GoodRx – this thing has an app now, so you can look up the best places to get your expensive medicines at the lowest possible prices without insurance on the go, and you no longer have to print coupons because you can just hand over your phone or tablet. Times have changed for the better with GoodRx. Definitely use it before trying to fill your scrip, because it will tell you the best place to go. (You can do that on the website, too.)

2. NeedyMeds – Needymeds is basically the clearinghouse of drug payment assistance. They have their own discount cards, but also connections to many patient assistance programs run by drug companies themselves. They are good assistance programs, too.

3. Ask your county – This is not a link. This is a pro tip. Most county social services will have pharmacy discount programs for people with no and/or shitty pharmaceutical coverage. You can often just find them hanging around at social services offices; you can just pick one up and walk off with it. 

4. Ordering online – There are a few safe online pharmacies. I keep a little database in a text file on my computer. Most of them are courtesy of CFS forums, my mother or voidbat, so a lot of that is a hat tip to other people, but if you’re in need of a place to get a drug without a prescription … first I’ll make sure you 100% know what you’re doing for safety reasons and then I’m happy to turn over a link. 

5. Healthfinder – A government resource that helps find patient assistance programs in your area. This might also point out the convenient county card thing. RxHope is something a lot of people get pointed to via Healthfinder that’s a good program.

6. Mental Health America – Keeps a list of their best PAPs for psychiatric medications, which can be some of the most expensive and a lot of pharmacy plans don’t cover them at all. 

This is so important ppl.

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Good Rx Saved my family a hundred dollars a month while I was getting signed up for CHIP
seriously it’s a lifesaver especially for ridiculously expensive drugs like abilify

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The thirtieth anniversary of my birth was almost twelve days ago, however, I would still like to request entrance to the Birthday Unending. I bring 23 years of martial arts experience, a surly tabby cat named Rose, an orange and black motorcycle named Fuego, and the willingness to talk about things like the philosophical implications of being in the world as a cat. I can also cook pretty well.

seananmcguire:

WELCOME TO YOU, AND TO ROSE, AND TO FUEGO.  WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE YOU.

HERE IS YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE.  HERE IS YOUR CONICAL HAT.  HERE IS A BOUQUET OF ROSES BORN FROM KNIVES, SHARP AND LOVELY AND SILVER IN THE MOONLIGHT.  ENJOY THEM, BUT WIELD THEM CAREFULLY.

WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY UNENDING.

And one of the coolest people I know enters  The Birthday Unending.

The thirtieth anniversary of my birth was almost twelve days ago, however, I would still like to request entrance to the Birthday Unending. I bring 23 years of martial arts experience, a surly tabby cat named Rose, an orange and black motorcycle named Fuego, and the willingness to talk about things like the philosophical implications of being in the world as a cat. I can also cook pretty well.