no insurance

10fluffy35
By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2010-03-04 07:06:21 -0600
Started 2010-03-03 05:21:24 -0600

My friend told me yesterday, if you need something done at hospital, to contact
financial aid department. If you are a certain
income alot of times the hospital will write
the charges off. It does hurt to try.


8 replies

tink2707
tink2707 2010-03-03 16:36:19 -0600 Report

this is the website i used to use to get my prescriptions when i was unemployeed and uninsured.

http://www.needymeds.org/

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2010-03-04 07:06:21 -0600 Report

I just bookmarked the page. Thanks for the info.

Takeda helps with Actos, up to $50 back on the RX…cust serv # 1-888-838-9866. Aciphex.com ( reflux/GERD) has a place to sign up for or get info for free meds, and Lialda.com has discounts on this ulcerative colitis meds.

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-03-03 16:28:03 -0600 Report

Many hospitals with religious backing will write off charges.
You must be unemployed, with out insurance or any income. You must bring papers to prove this. If you have
medicaid or other state coverage or have applied for same
bring that with you as well. That will help at least in my
state of Wis.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-03-03 05:45:55 -0600 Report

Get to know all of the options available to you at your hospital, medical facility or state.
Most hospitals have " Charity Care Programs " that make your healthcare cost more affordable or non existent, this varies from state to state.
Take full advantage of these programs because each year they are re-evaluated and most lose some of their funding due to lack of participants, there are many separate programs available just for diabetics in your state, ask about them, from both your state and the pharmaceutical companies, you will be surprised !

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2010-03-03 05:34:38 -0600 Report

Since my job is up in the air, good to know. If I lose it, I would be eligible for Cobra, but fear the cost. A lot of my meds…the manufacturers have discounts on, but if there is no insurance, not sure if the discounts will still apply or they are based on having insurance.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-03 07:10:51 -0600 Report

There are some med manufactures that if you have not the money for meds the will send them to you for free, before medicare started the drug insurance my mother got hers that way. There is a web site that gives that information but can't remember what it is right now. If I remember I will post it.

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