I’m new to this forum, and I’m at wits end. My wife has terrible allergies, to the point where she can’t function, and she was prescribed Xolair a few years ago while she was under her parents insurance. Xolair is a once a month shot that is about $1000 a go. We just got married in February and switched her over to my insurance plan. We have been trying to get her xolair covered ever since our marriage and have been getting the run around by my insurance. We have tried everything from special pharmacies to our county health help hotline to Medicaid..... We’re running out of options, and she is running out of her medicine. We need to order her medicine by the end of the month and we have no idea where to even go anymore. Hence my desperation.
Is there anyone out there who can give us any advice or point us in the right direction so my wife can stay healthy?
well i have updates, and they arent good. i thought i was at witts end before... our health insurance dropped us completely because of my wifes asthma history, they said they wont cover anything. asthma, allergies, xolair, nothing. so we're without insurance now and are looking for an insurance company that'll cover my wife and her conditions. please if someone has any ideas or knows of an insurance commpany that will cover this let me know as soon as you can. i'm literally desperate at this point.
My wife is pretty close with the doctor’s office she goes through. She’s been going through them her entire life and they've done all they can do for us as well. They were trying to work with our insurance and kept getting the run around like us. They’ve pretty much exhausted their options as have we.
I called Medicaid and was told we don’t qualify for it. I also went to the state for help/advice and was told to go through the county I live in, who told me to go through the city I live in, who told me we again don’t qualify.
My insurance was not through my employment; the insurance my work offered was ridiculously expensive and only covered up to $5000 a year (not a joke). So I went through a private insurance United Health Care and they're the ones who just dropped us.
My wife was covered through her parents before, and went through clinical testing to be on it at first, and her parents took care of the rest. When we got married she was taken off that insurance to be put on mine, consequently she lost all coverage.
If you could talk to your allergist Monday and give us any feed back at all that would amazing. Thank you so much.
-Ryan & Maggie