I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
My disease cost me over $20,000 last year. And thats with insurance. I spend on average $150 a week - Accupuncture and therapy. Then about $100 a month on Medications. My insurance sucks and my deductible is $6,500 a year. I wish I could say that there was a foundation out there to help but I havent found one.
But if you dont have insurance you cant even afford a doctor. Without insurance my drugs would cost me $5,000 a month for my.
Shots. I guess we can only be thankful for what we do have...
I never cease to thank God for our Canadian medical system. Even with it, I would have to pay for my drugs, if I didn't have such a low income. Fortunately, right now even get at that paid for on the Pharamacare program. It sucks being poor, but things could be a lot worse. Good luck to you...
I got my SSI and social security many years ago, It has been a blessing, I have been sick with crohns colitis for 22 years, I was 31 when I got sick and I worked until I just fell out! Then I applied and got it, with that help and the help of my family is the only way I have made it all these years, I was divorced at the time and that helped me win my case also...
Currently we are on medicaid as a family which has really saved us from a huge debt. However there was about 4 years that I didnt get regular medical treatment because we couldnt afford it and that was with both of us working (me on and off) full time. Its crazy how expensive the medicines are. This past.
Was $83,000.00. the first one was around $65,000.00. If it wasnt for us living here in Alaska we would never have been able to get on medicaid we tried before and was always denied. I dont know what I would have done without this program. I just got approval on my disability claim so now I am waiting for all the other paperwork to get processed...
For my hubby we were paying more then $300 in meds a month (our insurance thru work covers 80% of it), plus his monthly blood draws and B-12 shots that are about $46 a month..
Insurance is great but we will never be able to have insurance without a job because he has a "pre-existing" condition. To me this is a crock! (forgive the language but it angers me).
The financial burden is horrible and after 20+ years of the disease we are finding ways of getting him off the meds..
All I can say while we paid for it is thank goodness for insurance and flexible spending accounts...
I know it varies from state to state as to what kind of help you can get with any illness, I live in Alabama and as far as help I can say that anyone can get help from medicaid if you are under a certain income.
With the disease is harder for some than others, I know there have been times when I just wanted to give up,these last couple of months has really got me down, I can't seem to get my old self back if you can understand what I mean. I have had an extra hard time with it. I thought I was well for a little while, but it feels like it will attack me hard again soon. I was in the hospital in October with a horrible flare-up, took.
At high doses, got off them and now I should be on them again but just can't take it right now, all those side effects are still with me and my body just is not able to go through that again. I never.
When I take.
And get worn out, day after day, night after night with no.
, I take.
Just to half way cope with the ill effects they have on me, take care...
OH!!!! I am.
In bills. I am in the unfortunate position of being a single woman with a decent income. I am not offered any additional help. I am having alot of trouble making ends meet right about now! I am working additional days, which doesn't help my UC..
Ironically, I was just having a convo with a friend and I was explaining to her that I was in a bad position. I have a disease that requires a lot of personal and medical attention...and this costs me a lot of money. I can't devote the time and energy to healing that I would like to because I am working like a slave to pay all of my bills..
In addition, I am trying to control my UC through Medifast diet and the cost of Medifast food is also ridiculous! If you go to a health Medifast food store or a grocery store that specializes in organic foods, it is very pricey..
Fortunately, the more adversity that I seem to face, the more determined I become to find a less stressful job and take better care of myself...
My son was diagnosed in May of '06 with uc and psc a liver disease. Last year with initial er visits, mris, cat scans, liver biop, hosiptal stays and meds it was over 60,000. This year he has had about 2-3 er visits, meds (URSO for liver would be 400 a month, but with ins it is only 90)and he has had 3 infusions of.
So far and that bill came back insurance pending from hospital it was over 17,000. Thank goodness we have insurance, but we will see how long they pay. You all have a costly disease and I.
You can find ways to prevail. I am waiting for the day the St. Louis doc tells us that my son has to go on a liver list. Not looking forward to that day. Then we will see how the insurance does...
I guess I'm so lucky to live in the UK and have the NHS...im not paying for anything at the moment because we get whats called family tax credits each week...but because my fella has switched jobs and is on more money we will suffer next year after april when it's reviewed, then we will have to start paying for prescriptions...though from what we head you can pay a set amount...think it's 100 a year and this covers them if you are due to take a certain amount, and with us who have CD thats obvious we are pumped full of so many drugs! Im hoping it's not going to be too costly with 3 kids we need every penny we can get!.
Im so sorry you all have to pay so much out!!!..