Friday, August 10, 2007

Christmas in August

My insulin has, technically, expired this week, and as we all know, I don't want to pull what I did a month ago and use expired insulin for 2 months and watch my health deteriorate because I was living on credit cards and too fucking poor to live adequately.

But I wanted to wait just a little bit longer because...

My health insurance card arrived in the mail today.

FUCKING CHRISTMAS.

Here's what I *was* paying out of pocket vs. what I will now be paying out of pocket each month:

Lantus - THEN: 76.70 NOW: $30.00
Novolog - THEN: $83.27 now: $30.00

Testing strips - THEN: $60 NOW: $20

Syringes - THEN: $26.50 NOW: $10

Total per-month cost (this is just drugs that keep me alive, not the bazillion doctor's visits I have a year):

THEN: $160.34

NOW: $70.34

The best part?

THIS INSURANCE IS FREE AND PAID 100% BY THE COMPANY.

Fucking CHRISTMAS I'M TELLING YOU.

Now I need to see how much they'll pay for monitors and pumps... Muwahaha aha haa aaa.

5 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Greg van Eekhout said...

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

(And holy shit, your insulin is expensive. My Humulin R and Nph are only, like, thirty bucks, even without insurance. At least that's what they were last time I had to pay for them without insurance.)

Kameron Hurley said...

Jesus, seriously? I was on some other stuff that was a *lot* cheaper - more like that $30 # - but it just killed me. I was taking 36 units a day and soaring up into the 300s every afternoon.

I have an appointment with my new endo on the 23rd, tho. Might be worth looking into other options.

Yeah. Those prices have been killing me slowly that last six months; it's why I got used to using those bottles for months at a time.

La Gringa said...

AWESOME!!! Congratulations!

Jackie M. said...

Yeah, the docs have a habit of putting you on the rad new (read: patented) drugs. That's why switched from Lexapro to Celexa generic--a $50 copay-per-month vs. a $10 copay-per-month? Guess which one I prefer.

Kirsten said...

Woo! Yay! Health!