no insurance

By amyhodges Latest Reply 2010-07-17 11:16:03 -0500
Started 2010-05-23 21:40:41 -0500

I just recently found out I am diabetic. No insurance and I am on insulin shots. We had to buy some and it cost $300 for almost a 3 week supply. Have 3 kids and only my husband is working. I am unable to find a job. I am going to school full time. I am not eligible for medicaid. What are we suppose to do?

6 replies

Corynthus 2010-07-17 11:16:03 -0500 Report

that's a shame your not eligable for medcaid.. but try MEDICARE in it's place.. Especially since only your hubby works and you have 2 kids and are in school. I had just got Dianosed with diabetis and had just LOST my job and lost my insurance ( Blue Cross blue shield sucks when you really need them ). but i got on welfare and then got social security. I was lucky coz i am deaf also and worked for over 20 or more years. I think that's the only reason I got the help I needed.. but please try welfare and try the social security office again. They always try to turn down you first appointment for medicair.. Appeal and I bet it work the second time.

Corynthus 2010-07-17 11:07:46 -0500 Report

I had the same problem when I was first Diagnosed. I even went to out free medical Clinic where you can go if you do not have insurance. but since your a diabetic you can go to the closet ER and get FREE insulin and then go to the Welfare Office of Social security office and apply for medicare. It will take time but in the mean time you can still get FREE shots from the ER or a free clinic. Good luck and God Bless you. because when this happened to me it seemed like the whole world was crumbling down on me at the same time i need insulin and needed help.. So good luck and please try what i wrote down in here

BondedbyBetis 2010-06-22 18:36:50 -0500 Report

Call Ur Local Walmart! Walmart offers Insulin @ a Discounted price! Here in Maryland its only 23 per bottle ! I Purchase insulin if i run out or need a little extra to carry me over till my next refill date! always worth a try in ur area!

GabbyPA 2010-05-24 14:07:03 -0500 Report

Hi Amy, welcome to the community. I hope that you are able to find what you need here. There are some great people here who really care, and we all look out for each other.

Wow, what a blow to be on insulin without insurance. I am also uninsured and another member found this great web site for me.
You have to qualify, but once you do, it can cost as little at $40 a month. I know that is still an expense, but much better. Check them out. They are really nice people, easy to work with. All I have to do is go visit my doctor to get a prescription for the insulin and I will be good to go.

Another thing that I found was a sliding scale clinic to go to for my primary care. It was a god send and I found it through calling my local hospital and asking about their "free care" programs. They got me in touch with the clinic and once I got set up the first time, I can make appointments and my wait time is no worse than a regular doctor office.

monkeymama 2010-05-24 09:44:41 -0500 Report

Hello there Amy! There my be a resource through the manufactor of your insulin. Sometimes they can offer to help you with your insulin if there is no insurance. The syringes should be relatively cheap to purchase. I hope this helps you out with this. Best of wishes.

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