Not a formal program, but I went to an Endo clinic for a while where the NPs, knowing that I paid cash for my appointments, gave me lots of samples. Saved me a bundle.
I said, “other” because, no, I have not used a Patient Assistance Program because I have not needed to. My health insurance has been sufficient.
Every manufacture has at least a Copay savings card to reduce costs for patient with commercial or private health coverage.
Today, I just saved $80 picking up Toujeo and my AFREZZA this month alone! I will save that every month of this year!
NO !! I just used walmarts RELION Novolin 70/30 and their syringes for a long time.. now I use Pens thru my insurance since Medicare max cost of $ 35 per month and get the penneeles for $14 per 100 ….
Thanks to organized pressure from us T1Ds, the politicians capped the price of insulin. Let’s keep the pressure on state legislators and national congresspersons to 1) reduce the cost of CGMs and pumps and 2) to fund research DNA CRSPR cures and stem cell cures. Let us save our lives and the lives of others by lobbying, testifying, emailing, and phoning.
In my early 20s, I didn’t have health insurance for several years. I tried applying to the PAP for Novolog and Lantus insulin but I didn’t qualify because my income wasn’t below the poverty level. It was really stressful figuring out how to get enough insulin. I was fortunate to have many friends with T1D who would give me extra, an HCP friend who gave me leftovers from her clinic, and then sometimes I would pay full price out of pocket at the pharmacy.
When an old dog had a heart attack stopped using my CGM (she was more important) due to her meds. When Medtronic offered their replacement was offered patient assistance, odd, was cheaper for both devices together than the pump alone (guess I didn’t make much money? Started at “do you make $—. and kept going lower).
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After applying to Novo Nordisk’s in 2020 & repeatedly sending in the same information (because they had not received or it was signed in the wrong spot, etc.) I was approved in 2022. I received one shipment. What a help. smh