Friday, February 26, 2010
The Price For This Migraine is $270, So I Can't Afford It
I've had this headache for days and so I contacted my neurologist. He faxed a prescription for me for a med which would break the headache cycle. Naturally my insurance doesn't cover it. They want to substitute with a medicine I've taken before which, like the med I have now, isn't long-acting (which was the entire point of the new prescription.) I am so tired of this entire country being held hostage by private insurance companies and the pharmaceutical companies as well. The strange thing is that about half the country is bitterly opposed to any change to this bondage, even though it brings about needless deaths.
- I've travelled the distance from an Ivy League college to decades of enforced poverty--because I've needed to qualify for government health care in the U.S., since being diagnosed with lupus at the age of 23. I have a personal blog at http://beepbeep.livejournal.com that I've had so long I'm probably stuck with :) My other blogs are here on blogger...