We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What should be atleast 5x cheaper than it is? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.
1. College textbooks.
They are charging insane prices and switching the required books often.
2. Transaction fees.
4. Medicine. As a pharmacy owner, you guys have no idea how dirt cheap some medicines are. Generic prednisone costs just a few cents, some ampules cost just a dollar, cheapest birth control costs less than a dollar.
6. Printer Ink.
7. Epipen. For something that could potentially save a life shouldn’t cost that much. Some people even carry an expired Epipen because they can’t afford to get a new one.
8. Dental work.
10. Eye care. Glasses and contacts. I’m lucky with decent health insurance that the style of glasses that I wear is only a $20 copay but Jesus! It’s all so expensive!