Archive for October, 2006

Help! Diagnosed BiPolar, No Insuarance

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Hi, I’m a 23-year-old girl from Calif who was on my dads medical insurance They canceled me when I turned 23. The meds I take are so very, very expensive. One of them is Lamictal for 90 tabs – it’s $355.00. I take 4 other psych meds and OMG - they are even more pricier One is $535.00 for 90 tabs. The makers of these drugs ought to be ashamed of themselves. That is just ridiculous. If I don’t take these medications, I start to go crazy. I hear voices in my head constantly and see things that aren’t there and get very, very depressed. I love myself and don’t want to go crazy. My dad had to go take out a loan just to pay for my meds this month. I hope those drug companies can sleep well knowing they are just, plain and simple, thieves.

Misty Ann in So. California

No Prescription Plan And Taking 9 Medications A Day

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

I have no prescription plan, have a limited income, and have to take nine medications a day. When living in NY I was eligible for the EPIC plan, which only had me paying a maximum of $20 per prescription for a three months supply. Since moving to Arizona, the costs of the prescriptions eat away at my monthly Social Security payments. A drug plan to ease these costs would be helpful.

Nancy S, Surprise, AZ

Susan B.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

I am a person that suffers from anxiety and insomnia, which requires very expensive drugs to treat. I am used to having my company pay for my united health care plan, which was great. I have had this insurance for 5 years. I lost my job and needed a prescription discount card since my health insurance would end. My prescriptions are very expensive and I am between jobs right now. I am really hoping that this card can help me get the prescriptions I need. Thanks.

Susan B., North Carolina

Abandoned Physically, Emotionally & Financially

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Married 25 years, my husband had a long time dream of owning his own business and moving back to his hometown. So after the kids grew up, we sold everything: our home, a rental & vacation home. Moved from Southern California to Maine in December 2003. Opened our own Restaurant in Maine on April 2004. Employed 29 people. In October 2004, my husband was having an affair with a 21-year-old waitress and left me holding the bag in a foreign area. I came back to Northern California, filed bankruptcy, lost home in Maine & Business (due to foreclosure). My husband & his girlfriend decided to come back to Our hometown in Southern California (which they were not welcomed) and had a baby. He is 48 years old - I am 50 now. I filed for divorce (self help program) and had the judge ordered him to cover me on his company medical insurance and to pay the IRS. We owe about $30,000 in payroll & personal taxes. I have been working and supporting myself up and until 9-26-06, when I had a nervous breakdown. I am now on State Disability (SDI). I just recently found out that he left California and moved back to Maine and just left me without any medical insurance. I just had procedures done on 10-05-06 that I am not sure that they will be covered, because I went to p/u medication and was told I had to pay $394.99 for Geodon. I do not have that kind of money, and I have other medication (6) that I will not be able to purchase. I called my doctor and she gave me samples to cover me for a month. I don’t even know how I am going to pay for the office visits. And I am still waiting for the results of my biopsies (intestines). I also have high blood pressure & hypothyroidism. I tried to file for Medi-cal and was denied. I went back to court to file Notice of Default on my husband, but I don’t know what they will lead to, since I do not know where in Maine he went to. Meanwhile, what do I do? I need some medical/medicine help.

Patti C, Roseville, CA

I Have No Insurance

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

I cannot afford to buy the medicines I need on a daily bases. I would like to get help. I’m a mother of two boys and my husband is type 1 diabetic and we have no insurance and we do not qualified for any type of government-funded programs. My husband takes two different types of insulin on a daily bases and takes three other prescriptions. Also, I myself take three different types of medication on a daily bases. And we are unable to pay for our medicines because we have other bills to pay our and get things that our children need, like food, clothing, and every day living expenses. We really could use so help with our prescriptions.

Brandi P., Missouri