Remember the story of the copay that went from $131 to $495.03 this year? For the first time EVER, it went up in the middle of the year to $532.12. To read about how it went from $131 to $495, see these blog entries here and here.These links include pictures of the invoices for those liberals who don't believe this crap is REALLY happening. Keep in mind if we had no insurance, the drug company would give it to us free of charge. If my husband made less money, the drug company would give it to us free of charge, too. Make sure to tell a liberal friend that tidbit of information.Democrats are always trying to tell you *poor* people can't get their medications and I am here to tell you that's a crock. Several of the meds they take would be given to us if we had no insurance OR made less money. We've already paid (mostly credit) over $4,000 for medications in 2013 so far.
The copay I'm talking about, was $131 for as long as we can remember before Obamacare passed. Because our son does not respond to generic, he has to have name brand--it is the only name brand medication he takes. I guess we are supposed to let him develop kidney damage and die? He had urodynamics on generic and failed- pressures still high enough to cause kidney damage. AND the *penalty* was paying $131 for years and years and years... and NOW it is $532.12. It is VERY common for patients not to respond to the generic form of this drug. ALL of his urologists (he's seen 7 different ones) have said that this is the case- many people do not respond to generic. He went to CHOP for a procedure that helped patients who did not respond to the med and it did not work for him. So, our only alternative is to buy name brand-- which WAS affordable before the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT!!!!!!!!
OBAMA SUCKS. Here's the invoice that came in the mail today:
here. **UPDATE: July 5, 2013: we are at just over $14,500 in OOP medical with 13 bills not yet in for services rendered.