Amy (“a bit less than $145”) are you saying that you paid over $100 for a box, with insurance? OMG, what type of insurance is that? Before Medicare, I paid either nothing, $20, or $30 for an entire months worth (usually around 400 strips or more) when I had BCBS, and other well-known group insurance (PPO plans) plans through an employer. the higher copays were due to variances of the contracted pricing the insurance had with various strip manufacturers.
With Medicare I pay zilch, thank god.