This just in. Over-the-counter cough medicine has no demonstrable health benefits. Instead of laughing at our previous ignorance, I’ll ask another question: does that mean the only way to get good cough medicine is to pay for a doctor’s visit? That means a $5 solution is now a $100+ solution.
Creativetechwriter on the need to grok health care plans . The underlying problem, I think, is the employer-sponsored health care. When PPOs and HMO’s are selling to corporate customers, they don’t need to have transparency to individual consumers. That is one reason why, btw, I believe in purchasing individual policies even if they are more expensive (and offer less tax advantages).