Thanks, you guys. I have a medicare replacement policy, which is supposed to cover my part D prescription drugs and give me a little break (though not much) over what medicare would have me pay. It takes hours to get through (humana) and when I finally do, they just don't do anything. They will not call the doctor or anything. I may see if that patient advocate site works in this case. My son has medicaid, 100% coverage, through Amerigroup and his cardiologist just sent a bill for 700.00 minus the 50.00 amerigroup paid. My son is freaking out. It's so disgusting. Because he is 18 I can't deal with it for him without sending in a signed letter. I'm just so disgusted with doctors these days. It's bad enough being poor without having them ruin your credit and do this crap. Where I live, its all on you if you are poor, as far as debts go. The only reason they get away with this is because they know we are too sick to get together and march to the white house or something, not that anyone there would care. I think all government officials should have social security as their pension and health coverage. Then social security would be liquid, the ious against it paid back by the crooks that stole the money, and our benefits would not be a joke. Course, most government people would probably quit!
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments