$400 a Month

From Scripting News:

I asked what [my prescription] would cost if I didn’t have insurance. $400 per month. And that’s just one drug. How do people pay for this? How does the government justify going to war in Iraq. Where are the priorities. If Bush had to pay $400 per month for one drug, out of his own pocket, I can’t imagine he’d have too much bandwidth left for Saddam Hussein.

Dave hits the problem on the nose — our health insurance system is a mess. I was without insurance for a month and it cost me $1200 out-of-pocket when I needed prescriptions. $1200! What do the 20% of Americans who are uninsured do?