Is there any help?

KetLille
By KetLille Latest Reply 2015-01-13 01:31:16 -0600
Started 2015-01-08 04:25:40 -0600

I'm a 23 year old female that is about to turn 24 in May. I have no insurance and while I used to have a stable job where I could afford the Levemir/Lantus and Novolog Vials that I use to manage my sugars I have recently been laid off and have been unable to find another that will hire me. I really need help or suggests on how I can pay for my insulin. I'm running out of ideas and I can't even afford to go to my doctor because I already have a 1k bill from a hospital trip that happened this December when I passed out due to low sugars at work. Is there anything that I can do or any programs that will help me at all? Thank you to anyone that even reads this, I'm running out of resources and had no clue where to turn so I thought the best place to ask was from people with experience.


6 replies

calayx
calayx 2015-01-13 01:31:16 -0600 Report

Dial 2 1 1 on your phone. You will be connected with agencys that can help you in your state. This is a wonderful service for all of us to use. I needed a food pantry for help and they assisted me in getting food. Best of luck !

skinnyolecat
skinnyolecat 2015-01-11 23:57:50 -0600 Report

Have you applied for Medicaid? If you are unemployed, it seems you would qualify. If you make less than $1700 a month income, you should be able to receive assistance. The Norvo programs have been stopped, so go online and sign up for Medicaid.

TheTokenSquare
TheTokenSquare 2015-01-10 12:27:59 -0600 Report

Go to healthcare.gov and enter your information. Depending on your income you may qualify for your state's Medicaid program for free insurance.

Also search google for your state's prescription buying program. Most have them. They are usually instant and provide discounts on medications that are typically better than the insurance companies negotiate.

Examples:
Oregon http://www.oregon.gov/oha/pharmacy/OPDP/Pages...

Florida
www.floridarxcard.com/about.php

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-09 10:08:50 -0600 Report

Google free or low cost clinics in your area…I was lucky enough to find a sliding scale clinic before I was diagnosed..and my clinic had a "hook up" so to speak with a pharmacy called Avita…I get a months work of meds for 5 bucks…I do not take insulin..BUT I am sure they have programs for that as well as the pharmacy is federally subsidized and meant for low/moderate income people with chronic diseases…

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-09 00:34:18 -0600 Report

You should call your doctor ASAP and explain the situation. You won't talk to the doctor, you'll probably have to leave a message for the nurse to call you back, but leave a message. Tell them the entire situation. There are programs with all the insulin and medication manufactures to provide for low income folks and people who can't afford their medicine. But you have to do it soon. Also, most doctors or endo's have samples of insulin at their office to tide you over till you can get meds from the program. But, you won't get anything until you call. Best to you. PLEASE let me know how you make out. Heidi

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-01-08 08:41:46 -0600 Report

I think here on this website there are links to manufacturers that have programs to help people in you situation. Unfortunately, I am not the most savvy person regarding tech issues. There others here that I know will be able to help you out once they read your post. Hang in there. Hugs and God bless you.

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