Well, I am a 63 year old female. I have to pay for my own insurance since I am retired but not yet old enough for Medicare. I pay nearly $400 a month in premiums. I also pay a $30 co pay to a family doctor, $50 to my GI. Last year I paid $200 co pay for my colonoscopy. This year it is $300. Since I have had UC since I was 15 my GI insists I get a yearly colonoscopy to screen for cancer. For years it cost me a lot of money. Then it went down for a few years when every one was wanting screening. But it started going up again.
I was really steaming today when I saw the colonoscopy has gone up so much. I have friends who have Type 2 diabetes and the insurance pays for all their tests and their medicines are cheaper. While their disiease is partially life style, mine is autoimmune and I had no part in getting sick.
I feel people with IBD are treated unfairly.........that's the mood I am in today.
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Post Edited By Moderator (Judy UC) : 9/28/2009 3:52:36 PM (GMT-6)