Wednesday, August 2, 2017
How did I find this out? Well, I complained to the specialty pharmacy that filled the growth hormone that because they require me to fill it every month and refuse to fill a 90 day rx, it costs me more... instead of paying $60 a month for two months $120 and get third month free, this would force me to pay $180 for three months. This was unfair, and she said there was a plan. Not income based. Asked if I take it every day... yes. Do I have trouble meeting the financial obligations for taking the GH? Yes... i have 20 other medications I take daily. She said, ok your copay from now on is zero. WHAT?! I asked how that can happen, why would humatrope company offer to do that? She said that the insurance company still pays them monthly so the Patients amount is very small in comparison to the big chunk they get from insurance. So in order to get money from insurance, they let the patient have it for free....
The questions are:
Are you over 18?
MUST BE YES
Do you live in the USA or Puerro Rico?
MUST BE YES
Do any of your reimbursements for growth hormone medicine come from government entities like Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, etc? THIS MUST BE NO
I'm so happy I stumbled across this, and I want to share it with all the Cushies out there who suffer from growth hormone deficiency after pituitary tumor(s) and pituitary surgeries.