Obamacare and GERD

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Prairie ranger
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   Posted 2/25/2014 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
So this is my first post on here, little background about me. I am a 24 in shape strong young man. I have suffered from heartburn/Gerd since I was 16. I've taken everything and have tried everything it seems like. I had a scope done in 2011 showing a hietal hernia, gastritis, and a small ulcer. I was prescribed aciphex and It worked great for 2 months, I switched to 40 mg of Prilosec, it worked great for 2 month. Then I found 40mg of nexium which worked and I was I. It ever since until January 2014. Nexium was no longer covered by my insurance thanks to the affordable care act. Went from 25$ copay to 283$ a month. No way I was paying that, so I went to Prilosec again. I am now taking 80mg of Prilosec and 300 mg of Zantac to just get by. I know I shouldn't be on these meds for long time use but I can't afford surgery with my new healthcare now either. Any other ideas or anyone else experience this great obamacare. I've tried it all, from tums to licorice root, from fennel seeds to aloe juice, from low carbs to low fat diets. Just wondering looking for help and trying to save up for tif surgery.

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   Posted 8/20/2014 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Healthcare should be a basic human right for everyone. No life should be deemed less important or valuable just because they can't afford health care. However, the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act would cost American families about half of what they might pay under Mitt Romney's proposed healthcare plan. That was the final outcome of a recent study. Fortunately, a cash advance can help you pay for your health care premium.

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   Posted 8/20/2014 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you can find a way to get by until you can re-enroll in a different health plan with better coverage. Compare what the premium would be against cost of getting what you need on your current plan.

You do need to see a doctor to find out what's going on. Home remedies mostly aren't medicine. 2011 was a long time ago. Maybe the hernia is worse now. Your medications are pretty high doses.

It will take until the end of the year to go through all the tests you might need. It will take that long to research insurance plans too. But you don't really have a choice.
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