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Obamacare: Not Thinking Things Through?

This makes little sense (well, apart from the vitamins bit):

Starting in January, you will no longer be able to tap your {Flexible Spending] account to cover aspirin, vitamins and other over-the-counter medications, unless they are prescribed by a doctor. Come 2013, the total amount you can contribute annually will be limited to $2,500.

Getting a prescription is an expensive, time-consuming business. People should be encouraged to go OTC, not the opposite.


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