Friday, October 28, 2011

I've never been so happy to spend $629...

and all I purchased was a one month supply of my Crohn's medication. Due to the crazy cost I haven't been able to afford my medication since August.  Some unexpected blessings finally made it possible.

As I was filling the prescription the Pharmacy Tech looked at the price and asked, "Do you know how much this costs?"

Then she took my insurance information and she freaked out again, "Do you realize that you have a $750 deductible."

Why yes, I knew both of those things.

I have awful insurance because I have Crohn's, and because I have Crohn's I need a medication that costs $750 a month and no generic exists. It's a fun messed up cycle.

This is not okay. For everyone who claims that the United States does not need health care reform then they are far more privileged than I am (and all things considered in many areas I suppose I could be considered privileged, although I'm still the 99% haha a little joke for all of you following the occupy wall street stuff.  Okay now a side note. When we were in town today, filling my prescription, we drove by the city hall area, they had an Occupy "Name of City" there were 3 people there. I told Marcus I might need to go help them occupy, it was just kind of sad.)

Any way I had the same conversation with the lady as I was paying for my medication, "Do you know how much this costs?" She was almost afraid to tell me. I am just happy that for this next month I have my medication. You have no idea how big of a relief this is for me.

Thank you to the amazing blessing gifted to me.

5 comments:

Carlita said...

That is an absurd amount of money. I'm pretty sure that the management of the pharmaceutical company that makes it are NOT in the 99%.

foxy said...

Sorry to hear about your health insurance struggles. We've had plenty of our own dealing with the individual market. I fought hard for the passage of health care reform, and can't wait until 2014 when the exchange becomes active.

Did you know that until last month, California didn't require individual health insurance plans to cover maternity care? There is a whole cadre of politicians who believe in a la carte insurance - where you should only have to pay for the insurance that you "need". Seems like they are missing the point of insurance as a shared risk pool completely!

I am really glad that you have your medication for this next month, but really sorry that paying for it has to be such a challenge.

~Jess said...

Glad youwere able to finally get some Mede: I know you've been hurting without them.I think we should "occupy" the pharmaceutical company that makes the meds, I doubt they cost that much to produce.

~Jess said...

Glad youwere able to finally get some Mede: I know you've been hurting without them.I think we should "occupy" the pharmaceutical company that makes the meds, I doubt they cost that much to produce.

Creole Wisdom said...

What a blessing! BUT... you should have your medication at ALL times. This makes me so angry, that is SO much money- like rent or a student loan payment :( They certainly need to fix something!!!