So, I got a phone call this past week. Apparently the insurance company (or the company I work for) noticed that I hit a magic threshold in their reporting system and it triggered a call to see if there is anything they can do to make my life better (read cheaper I think). I talked to a very understanding nurse who looked at my medical record and said… Oh… you have rheumatoid arthritis and you are taking Orencia. I think that is probably what triggered it.
It’s like 8000 dollars a month between the infusion center bills and the medicine.
It’s difficult to think about the fact that this is going to continue for the rest of my life to one degree or another. It’s sobering.
I keep thinking about the notification from the drug companies saying that they will help with the cost of the medication if you have private medical insurance. If you don’t have insurance, the cost is so horrendous. I think about where I am and the fact that I have a good job that keeps me in insurance. I don’t know how people deal with the pain if they don’t have the facility to pay for the drugs that stave off the damage and the pain.
Updated: August 20, 2014
Author: Figment of Fitness
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