JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Parents know all too well how the cost of baby formula can weigh on a monthly budget. A single 14-oz. can of formula can cost anywhere from $15 to $20. It’s worse for parents whose babies rely on hypoallergenic formula, which can often cost between $40 to $60 per can.
But $400 a can? As one Reditter put it:
I’m sure this is not an isolated incident. Insurance companies, hospitals and manufacturers have been colluding for years. This is the primary issue that will cause nearly every attempt at truly reforming health care in the U.S. to fail, unless we put a stop to this bullshit. Habitual overpayments like this tell me one important thing– That health insurance rates are so obviously inflated that money can be thrown around willy-nilly. Assholes.
Source: Military healthcare paying more than $400 for a $46 can of baby formula | WTSP.com