I am starting this thread primarily to see if others have had a similar experience! I take a certain medication for a medical problem The medication even in generic form is fairly expensive. Because of unusual circumstances this year I had not required a refill. Had a doctors appointment today and needed a new prescription. This medication is not covered by Medicare Part D. Until this year that had not been a problem since the company from which I retired bore most of the cost. Starting in January they eliminated supplemental insurance for all retirees and gave a small stipend instead. Knowing the medication was expensive I checked the price with two pharmacies. One pharmacy charged $60.00 for 90 pills; a second charged $75.00 for 90 pills BUT, BUT! An employee at the second pharmacy informed me that if I had a “W” card [Fee of $20.00 per year] I could get the medication for $15.00 and possible discounts on other prescriptions. I did not understand how they did it but I am not one to “look a gift horse in the mouth” whatever that means. I had the doctor’s office call in the prescription to that pharmacy. I checked with the pharmacy when I got home. Surprise! Surprise! Because I was on MEDICARE “W” could not sell me a “W” card. It is insanity. Here is a pharmacy willing to cut the cost of my medications for a fee of $20.00 per year and the FEDERALISTAS say no. Why? They don’t pay for the medication anyhow? It is insanity. So! Has anyone out there had a similar experience?