anyone on copaxone with kaiser health insurance?

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anyone on copaxone with kaiser health insurance?

Postby mmpetunia » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:23 pm

so i have to choose a new health plan since i have a new job and one of the plans is kaiser. it has been very difficult to find out how much the plan will cover for copaxone. i have been told multiple different prices for a monthly copay as well as been transferred around way too many times and i still don't have a straight answer. i know that i will probably not be on the same plan as you, but even if i could get an idea of the range they are charging that would be helpful.

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Re: anyone on copaxone with kaiser health insurance?

Postby CaliReader » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:28 am

Hi MMPetunia,

I'm not on Copaxone, but my expensive, on patent, ms med costs me $35 per month. That goes to my out of pocket maximum not my deductible for reasons I don't understand, so I pay it even after maxing out my deductible every year.

My experience with Kaiser is that they have covered all the bases in terms of care. They don't have ms specialist neurologists, which is frustrating at times. But, my general neuro seems extremely knowledgeable and creative with trying different meds for symptoms and also helpful with referrals to other departments when called for. I can give you his name, and or the name of a neuro with a very good reputation re MS within Kaiser if you want to message me. I chose not to switch, but considered it.

Re Kaiser primary care docs, they vary widely. When I was diagnosed, I switched providers as my original doc had ignored and minimized my neurological symptoms. I asked for a suggestion of a name from someone familiar with the system and am very happy with the care I get now.

Hope this helps.
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Re: anyone on copaxone with kaiser health insurance?

Postby Ceremony » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 am

Yes. On my plan Copaxone is $25.
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Re: anyone on copaxone with kaiser health insurance?

Postby centenarian100 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:37 am

CaliReader wrote: They don't have ms specialist neurologists, which is frustrating at times.


They don't have any MS specialists at all? Or just in your region?
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