Jun 03, 2013 - 2:14 pm
Does anyone know of any valid, current programs to help with co-pay assistance for chemotherapy? I have gone through the following:
CancerCare Co-pay Assistance Program - out of money
Drug Company (for 5FU) Patient Assistance Program - they referred me to
Partnership for RX assistance - they referred me to
Community Health Advocates, NY Health Insurance Assistance, and back to the drug companies
After 30+ minutes, the Partnership for RX assistance basically told me we were not eligilble for any assitance.
I have received no helpful information from anyone, especially the drug company. It's funny that the drug company referred me to the Partnership for RX assistance and the Partnership for RX assistance referred me back to the drug companies.
We have insurance, we pay $45 in co-pays for each chemo treatment. We do not make a lot of money and have some assets.
Maybe I'm naive, but all these cancer fund raisers and now that we need some financial assitance, it seems like you have to beg for any help. I am a proud person and to even ask for $10 makes me feel like a begger.
One of these places I called wouldn't even give me information without a SS#, which I refused to give them.
Between the hospitalization fees, doctors fees, surgeon follow ups, etc. we're getting co-paid to the max. I really appreciate the insurance we have, but it's hitting our bank account hard.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks