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Date Joined Dec 2004
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   Posted 6/25/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, hope all is well.Now to get to the point. My husband lost his job because the company shut down. We went on cobra for 5 months then recieved a letter stating that since the company filed bankrucpty that we could no longer carry the cobra. I have been trying to find insurance elsewhere but with my crohn's no on will take me, if they do it is not affordable. Texas has a health pool which is also beyond my reach. Is there any alternative? I have tried to talk my bosses about group health insurance but so far no luck. Thanks for your help. Crohn's for 5 years.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/25/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow you really have a big dilemma! I thought that if you continued with Cobra (maintained insurance coverage) that you wouldn't be subject to the pre-existing disease problems with future insurance coverage. Sounds like I may be off on this one. I know for your medications there are prescription assistance plans, but as far as medical care I don't have any answers for you. So sorry to hear you are having such a hard time. I will definetly keep you in prayers that something will come thru for you soon. (((BiG HuGS)))
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey nanners - you were right but it only applies to group insurance. WRM - hopefully your husband will find a new job soon w/ group insurance! I don't understand what your husband's company filing bankruptcy has to do w/ Cobra. They aren't paying any of the portion, your were. I guess the insurance company means since the group no longer exists you can no longer be on the group plan. I would call your local insurance commission to find out if it is true that they can cancel your cobra. I am not sure.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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