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Old 12-10-2011, 10:46 AM
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Copaxone & Medicare

Two years of waiting for Medicare, ya--started Dec 1st. Called Shared Solutions to let them know. They have a program that sounds to good to be true. I received my first box free, no cost to me. Next month the pharmist said she'd call for the refill and because my income is so low, I'll get help from a non-profit program that they work with. My cost (donation) will be $10 !!??

Since paying so much co-pay on regular insurance, this sounds to good to be true.

Any one else on this program?

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:56 AM
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sounds like you qualify for extra help on your Medicare D
so depending on your policy I would say yes this is true

your other drugs will have similar or no copays depending on what tier they are

it is nice to have a happy surprise once in a while

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:38 PM
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Milhouse, thanks for your post. Today I also got letter from SSI, nice to see 3.6% increase for next year on my SSDI check

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:27 PM
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I've been wondering about this lately. My income would not be really low so wondering if I could afford Copaxone if I went on medicare? I don't want to lose the house to get it but it I know I'd still need to keep taking it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:33 AM
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most companies use a rate of 3 to 4 times poverty level to determine low income level so it isn't low low income.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:14 AM
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Toot - I am on a program sponsored through Social Security. It is great and has saved me so much money. Actually, without this program I would not have been able to afford Copaxone as well as my other meds. I paid $3.10 a month for Copaxone (I'm no longer on it) and $1.10 for other prescriptions. It is a great program and well worth checking it out.

http://www.ssa.gov/prescriptionhelp/

To apply:
https://secure.ssa.gov/i1020/start
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:05 PM
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If you are Low Income you may qualify for 'Extra Help' for Medicare D Medications. Can result is very low to no Copay. With the Changes in the last couple of years Brand Name Medications are only 50% instead of 100% in the Donut Hole, saved me $1840 this year.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:00 PM
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I am just starting with Copaxone, going thru the insurance crap now.

Check into shared solutions site, they have a program for copay assistance and are promoting a program that is max $35 a month copay. I honestly can't say I read all the details, but it says no income / financial restrictions, not sure if its a limited time thing or such, but definitely worth looking into!

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