SandyK wrote:That's correct. So what can I do for insurance until July 2012? If you know of any resources I'm missing please let me know. Thank you.
I have Blue Cross with a generic prescription drug plan. I haven't had trouble with finding a doctor but definitely with the drugs not being covered. My assets and income are low enough to have qualified for the patient assistance program for my Betaseron and I have applied for the Provigil patient assistance program.
I am in southern California and here a county facility or ER I don't believe can turn you away even though you have no insurance. You need a prescribing physician to apply to patient assistance programs. The Betaseron costs me $75 for a three month supply. Maybe there is a way you can be followed at a county facility for care based on income.
When I qualify for Medicare next April, the patient assistance program(s) will most likely kick me off as there is a Part D drug plan with Medicare. Betaseron is a "tier 4" drug, highest patient cost apparently, so ironically when I get Medicare it may be my financial downfall.