Regarding your article ("High prescription prices ailing you?" Dec. 2): First, you left out costco.com, which has even better prices than the companies you mentioned - about $10 per 100 pills for many generics. Second, I believe you should challenge the Blue Cross spokesman. His comment that his company encourages customers to shop around is absolutely false. I am covered by Blue Cross. All they have told me is that I have to order drugs from Express Scripts. They have never told any of us at my company that we should shop around. Most, if not all, of my co-workers would be astonished to discover that they can get drugs without insurance for a lower cost than with insurance. Blue Cross does not care what Express Scripts is charging for drugs, because Blue Cross just passes the cost on to my employer.
Norman D. Humer
Is it a good thing for a city to be forced to give the bid to the low-bid management company, only to have their golf course be turned into a goat pasture? Maybe your next article should review the warped bidding process and the golf course slumlords who take advantage of it.
One quick point of information - although your article describes Columbia Law School's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic as focused only on legislative and public policy advocacy projects, the clinic has, from its start in 2006, provided legal representation to clients.
A sexual orientation discrimination case in Massachusetts, briefs to the California and Connecticut Supreme Court in marriage litigation, and recent victories for gay and lesbian asylum-seekers from Jamaica and Turkmenistan, among others, are highlights of the Columbia clinic's docket.
Suzanne B. Goldberg
Director, Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic
Columbia Law School
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