I work for a business that employs 26 employees. My employer pays for half of our health insurance premium. Because of economic times, our plan changed and only covers generic drugs and has higher co-pays and out of pocket expenses... One of my co-workers was very sick and went to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with c/diff(Clostridium difficile) which is a bacterial infection of the intestine and could be life threatening. He had taken 3 rounds of Cipro in the last 4 months for a sinus infection, and 2 urinary tract infections prescribed by his doctor. They think that this is how he got the c/diff. They would not give him the antibiotic in the hospital for this type of infection that he needed, probably because they knew that our insurance only pays for generic..they wrote him a prescription for it. His wife went to the pharmacy to get it filled this morning..and the cost.....$2400.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no generic drug comparable.....This is just so unbelievable to me that a prescription would cost that much. The pharmacist told him that they could probably knock off about $400.00...so WTH??? We all go to work everyday and still try to stay afloat..now he is trying to find where he is going to get the money to pay for the prescription that he needs to get better... UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!