The Cost of Buying Third World Vaccines in the US

Our blood pressure is back to normal again after we were informed the school will reimburse $800 worth of malaria medications. This is the problem when switching employers, even if the insurance company (TIECare) is the same. Our plan with our previous school only covers a discount, while the new one is on co-pay terms. But we bought the meds yesterday, and our new insurance plan does not take effect until Aug. 1.

We would have bought these meds in Thailand or Philippines, except these are not available. It’s ironic that travel advisories continue to warn against malaria, even though my family of doctors don’t know where they’re sold.

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