>pay $150/month for health insurance
>get respiratory tract infection
>book appointment with doctor a week in advance, take the day off work
>pay doctor "only" $100 thanks to my insurance discount
>doctor takes 5 minutes to look at my throat
>"hmm, I can't tell if it's bacterial, but I'll give you some antibiotics just to be safe"
>goes in the back to check webMD for what kind to prescribe (if he's going above and beyond)
>finally get permission from the state to take antibiotics
>pay "only" $50 at the pharmacy, thanks to my insurance discount
How can anyone defend this when you can buy the exact same drug for $15 with no prescription as long as the packaging says it's for birds?