Medicaid and Rebif

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Medicaid and Rebif

Postby ShootingStar » Thu May 01, 2008 5:46 pm

Do you have Medicaid and take Rebif? How much is your co-pay? I got a call from MS lifelines today and there had been a bit of a mix up, stating the wrong insurance (I go to Dr.s through the University here, but there is also insurance for their employees of course) and had a co-pay of $50 a month. Well, right now I have NOTHING. Trying to get a job but no luck so far since I can't do my former work and I'm not qualified for anything else.

Anyway, what is the co-pay if you have Medicaid? Thanks
~Kim in NV
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Postby ShootingStar » Tue May 27, 2008 9:30 am

My co-pay is $3.00. The cost for the Rebif is $1,943.85 8O 8O 8O How does anyone afford this stuff? When I finish school and get a "decent" job (meaning $12 an hour or more), even with insurance there is no way I could afford this...
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Postby GeoGuy » Wed May 28, 2008 3:02 pm

Hey ShootingStar,

I don't use Medicaid but I do use Rebif. The $3.00 copay is pretty standard I think for most medications covered by Medicaid. Yea, north of 1,900 a month is expensive and I don't know how anyone without insurace can afford it. I am covered by insurance through my employer and my copay for Rebif is $60.

Just about what a tank of gas cost around here now.

Good Luck with the job search.

Jack
RRMS since 01/07.
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Postby bebe » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:30 pm

MS Lifelines has many patient assistance programs for anyone having payment difficulties due to copays or lack of insurance. Just call them!! For new people starting on Rebif, you are gauranteed a copay of no more than $50 a month and if you have no insurance- its free for a year. No applications or income verification. No matter what your situation, just call them.
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Postby VodooDoll » Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:45 pm

I have insurance and my Rebif co-pay is $35.00 a month.
On my OLD insurance injectable copay was $100 a month.
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