Abbott Patient Assistance Foundation

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/28/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
So, evidently my insurance company isn't going to pay for Humira, and so my GI doctor's office gave me a form to enroll in the assistance program. I was wondering if anyone on here has ever went through this program? I am a bit concerned about coverage... I am a full time student living at home, and working at a fast food joint. My concern comes in when they ask about income. Do they want to know about my parents information even though I am 22? They can hardly make it go as it is, and they told me rather bluntly that they can't help with anything over a normal copay. I guess I should be thankful that I seem to have a mild case this time around, just some discomfort, nausea, and D.
Dx Crohn's Disease in 2001 at age 14. Lost 3 inches of colon and 7 inches of ileum in 2004 bowel resection.

CD returns in October 2008 at age 22.

Current meds: Pentasa: 3000 mg; Fibercon: 2 pills 3x; Imodium: 2 pills 3x

Ineffective Drugs: Imuran, Entocort, Remicade

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 3/28/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I get my Humira through the Patient Assistance Foundation. I would think that at 22, only your income would count. I'm 34, and live with my parents, but I'm considered my own household. I'd give them a phone call to ask for certain. They've always been very friendly and helpful when I've called.

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 3/28/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Just give your income. Otherwise you would not qualify.


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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 331
   Posted 3/31/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I am applying this week, sometimes it helps to handwrite why you need the assistance.  Good luck.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 colon resections, 3 rectal abscess sx, anterior cervical neck fusion with plate & screws,6/2008. Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old.  Still trying to figure out this disease & all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg 2xdaily, Wellbutrin xl 150mg 1x daily, fish oil, folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, xanex .5 nightly, Gabapentin 600 mg 3x daily, Soma 350 mg nightly & Tramadol/apap 37.5/325 mg 3-4x daily

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 455
   Posted 3/31/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I do not live with my parents BUT, they ask for a recent check and fortunately for me I didn't work overtime the last week. Then, I submitted an estimate of what my monthly bills are.
My insurance only pays for %75 of medication and I knew I would not be able to afford it.
Surprisingly they called me and told me that I am qualified for 6 months free. Made me feel a lot better.
Good luck to you.
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