Patientspiders - or anyone who knows about Humira $ assistance

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Stef17
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   Posted 11/12/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone give me info on getting assistance with paying for Humira? I know Patientspiders posted something a little bit ago, but I can't seem to find the post.  Thanks!!!
 
 

patientspiders
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   Posted 11/12/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Stef~

The assistance program that paid for my Remicade and Humira is the following:

Patient Access Network Foundation
http://www.patientaccessnetwork.org/CrohnsDisease.html

I have two pens of Humira in my fridge that I'm not going to use... I wish I could teleport them to you!
~hugs~
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)
Stopped Humira August 22nd, 2008.
Went Gluten-Free, noticing some definite improvement.
Started LDN October 27th, and already LOVING IT.

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."


LMills
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
How did you become qualified? They're saying that I'm not at this time which I'm guessing is due to the fact that I put down my financial aid for income. Nevermind that ALL of it goes to rent, car payments, insurance, groceries, and my other medication. I can't even get a job so does financial overflow even count? I'm still afraid I won't even be able to afford some of my medicine next month..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
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ZenaWP
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
LMills, they have a co-pay plus program where they will pay for 100% (up to a certain amount) for 6 months and then they will pay 100% except for $50 per month for another 6 months.  It has nothing to do with your finances, as I'm sure I would make too much to qualify for that stuff.  I don't have the brochure or card with me but you should be able to find info on it on Humira's website.  It's just called Co-Pay Plus and Opus Health is really the one who pays it. 

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 


patientspiders
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   Posted 11/12/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
LMills - You said "they're saying" you're not qualified.... but are you talking about the financial assistance through Humira/Abbot, or are you talking about the Patient Access Network Foundation? I didn't qualify for assistance through Abbot, but I did through PANF.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)
Stopped Humira August 22nd, 2008.
Went Gluten-Free, noticing some definite improvement.
Started LDN October 27th, and already LOVING IT.

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."


kimberlayn
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   Posted 11/13/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I am eligible for Humira's co-pay program and will use it at the start of next year. My script is being covered by my medical insurance, not my prescription insurance, and since I already met my out of pocket expenses for the year, its been covered fully. Anyway, they offered me the co-pay program and didn't want to know anything about my finances. I even told the woman on the phone (who was very nice and helpful) that I usually don't qualify for any assistance because my husband has a good paying job. She said income wasn't considered. I was surprised (but happy!). My insurance is through my employer which is a non-profit agency, so I don't know if they assumed (rightly so) that I don't make much. The phone number to the Humira Co-Pay PLUS program is 877-827-2893, open from 8am to 8pm EST. I hope you can find some help!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, Humira, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.


Stef17
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
THANK YOU!!! I was wondering if the program might be income based. We don't make lots of money, but as income-based programs go - we might make too much. So, I will definitely be checking it out. Our co-pay is way too much for us and I'm starting to wonder how I'm going to keep paying.
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