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teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 10/21/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I think health insurance are only out for your money. With our meds there is always a
co-pay. I am on Remicade for over 2 years very expensive drug. I my opionion they should pay 100% of meds. There should not be any co-pays to see your doctor or getting your meds. I don't know how everybody feels about this.
 
Teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


bunnypucker
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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 494
   Posted 10/21/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i hate them too. i specifically hate medecaid becasue they are thying to kick me our for earning a measly amount of money while i try to enter the world again and i hate them. and they always give me the run around and you alwayd have to have thing pre authorized. so, i hate them too

bunny
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 


vadreamer1
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 196
   Posted 10/21/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My copay for Remicade is $25. The hospital bills the insurance company about 11k. I don't mind paying $25.00.

crohnie42
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 371
   Posted 10/21/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I pay $15 for a Humira pen that costs $1000.  I'll pay the $15 bucks
Michele
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks


dragonfly137927
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 10/21/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
My humira is 1600 and I pay 40
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 10/22/2007 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bunny, Sorry that you are having trouble with medicade. All the insurance company love to take
your money. But make you still pay a co-pay for your doctor visit or your meds.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


crohnie42
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 371
   Posted 10/22/2007 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
teddybearweiser said...
Hi Bunny, Sorry that you are having trouble with medicade. All the insurance company love to take
your money. But make you still pay a co-pay for your doctor visit or your meds.

Teddy
 
Just out of curiousity, what do you pay for insurance?  I think any of us on Remicade or Humira are making out like bandits.  Ins co's lose money with people on those meds
Michele
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks


HabsHockeyFan
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 3130
   Posted 10/22/2007 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately, nothing is free. I see the costs that both pharmaceutical companies and other providers charge for their services. Have you ever considered that they are a part of the problem? They charge 5000% of their charge for some implantables. That is a serious number not an exaggeration. Yes, I work in the insurance industry so I get to see the other side of the coin, but I am also a health consumer. It is not all the fault of the insurance companies. As long as providers keep the average American convinced that it is the insurance carriers fault, they will never have to be responsible for the exorbitant charges they have.
We have laws that prevent monopolies so they can not price gouge. Watch them jump on gasoline stations when they push up their prices during storms. Why are we not aware of the price gouging that doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical providers are doing every day?
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


chroniemomx2
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 2346
   Posted 10/22/2007 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I like them better than national health care! :)

Kanditron
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 10/22/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
a 3mo. supply of Humira costs me 50 dollars. I'm ok with that.
Although I agree. Some prices are crazy but the insurance companies are not to blame 100% for the steep prices on our mediations...
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.

myspace.com/kandice789

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