Posted 9/13/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -7)
I'm on medicare now, but before I didn't get medical care except in emergencies and a relative would pay for my meds out of pocket. There is a good site, thepatientadvocate.org which helped my son get on patient assistance, where the pharmaceutical company pays for your meds. This and certain disease orgs are the only way. The patient advocate has a tollfree number and you can speak to a person and often they can negotiate with your insurance company for you to take on some of the cost, for you will have many more ER visits if you don't get your regular meds, so its worth calling them and having them intercede on your behalf. Also, they will make sure that the insurance company is following state and federal laws in excluding you.
--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