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Author Topic: C0-Pay Question  (Read 2405 times)

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Offline newbernswiss

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C0-Pay Question
« on: December 19, 2008, 09:03:41 PM »
I read so much about high cost co-pays, and co-pay cost increasing, just wondering what everyone here is paying (co-pay) for their HIV meds.

Offline Snowangel

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 09:17:23 PM »
Newbernswiss-
I am on Atripla and pay nothing, at the beginning of the year, it is a couple of bucks for a few months.
My SO is also on Atripla and he pays $3.00.

Snow
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Offline Longislander

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 12:11:39 AM »
Atripla...$15/mo
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 12:34:19 AM »
Now... Atripla @ $30/month.

Starting 01/2009 @ $50/month.
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

Offline 072508

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 10:27:39 AM »
$10.00

Offline aztecan

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 11:45:06 AM »
Lexiva - $20 a month

Combivir - $20 a month

Norvir - $20 a month

Tricor $20 a month

Lescol $40 a month

I included the last two because I wouldn't need the damn things if I weren't taking the first three.

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Mark
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Offline denb45

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 12:08:16 PM »
Lexiva - $20 a month

Combivir - $20 a month

Norvir - $20 a month

Tricor $20 a month

Lescol $40 a month

I included the last two because I wouldn't need the damn things if I weren't taking the first three.

HUGS,

Mark
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Being on part D Medicare, here is what I have to pay:

Aptivus............ $6.50
Norvir............   $6.50
Truvada........... $6.50
Isentress.......... $6.50
Loperamide....... $2.50
Quinapril........    $2.50
Tricor..........      $2.50

for the 1st 2 months of the year......then, I go into STAGE 4 (due to my HIV Meds that cost so much)
then, I pay Nothing for the rest of the year (due to being on "Extra Help") you have to be under the (150% to 200% below the federal Poverty line to get extra help) I never reach that donut-hole due to going right into STAGE 4 in March in the New Year.........
« Last Edit: December 20, 2008, 12:11:55 PM by denb45 »
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Offline adhoc

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 12:18:25 PM »
Atripla 30.00
Diflucan 45.00 for 3 months
Pentam treatment 82.04 Coinsurance
More than likely Doc will be adding a statin drug due to cholesterol levels increasing  >:(  15-30.00 month 
alea iacta est

Offline bocker3

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 01:14:28 PM »
I use the mail order Pharmacy to save money:
Atripla - $80/90 days
Reyataz - $50/90 days
Norvir - $50/ 90 days

If I did retail:
Atripla - $75/30 days
Reyataz - $50/30 days
Norvir - $50/ 30 days

Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 03:59:23 PM »

At this time :

Viramune $30.00/ Per Month

Viread     $30.00/ per month

Epzicom   $30.00 /per month . Going to $50.00 per month in January.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline PositivelyYours

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 09:33:21 PM »
Hello,

Over a month ago I started taking Atripla and my co-pay is $50.00 per month, but I believe I will do the mail order thing which will save me a total of $25.00.  Through mail order I can get a 3 months supply for $125.00.

I read so much about high cost co-pays, and co-pay cost increasing, just wondering what everyone here is paying (co-pay) for their HIV meds.
PositivelyYours

Diagnosed: 08/10/2006
08/31/06 CD4:240/VL:39,000
09/12/06 CD4:359/VL:50,000
11/16/06 CD4:509/VL:76,000 (Flu Shot)
02/13/07 CD4:270/VL:69,000
02/17/07 Developed the Shingles
02/20/07 CD4:326/VL (Not Tested)
03/20/07 CD4:484/VL:54,000
06/19/07 CD4:488/VL:51,000
09/18/07 CD4:372/VL:27,000
10/09/07 Took Flu Shot
12/18/07 CD4:408/VL:85,000
03/18/08 CD4:394/VL:116,000 (Still No Meds)
05/22/08 CD4:412/VL:63,000
08/13/08 CD4:362/VL:67,000
09/23/08 Took Flu Shot
10/15/08 CD4:340/VL:54,000
11/14/08 Started Atripla @ 9:45 p.m.
1/30/09 CD4:641/VL:<48 Copies
5/07/09 CD4:667/VL: Undetectable
12/02/09 CD4:759/VL: Undetectable
03/05/10 CD4:537/VL: Undetectable
03/16/10 Rec'd TB Skin Test, Pneumonia & Hep B Vac
04/15/10 Hep B & Tetanus Vac
6/10 CD4: 748 VL: Undet.

Offline ZCorker

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 10:27:57 PM »
At least you are covered.  I am in Washington State and found out that Community CCRx is only covering one drug, but I am on seven of them.  Also, I noticed that Medicare.gov indicates that there are no 5 star Medicare Part D providers that service King County Washington.

>:(

Offline pozhealthy

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 11:49:55 PM »
I am not taking my meds for almost 3 years now and my CD4 has dropped from 600 to 300 and my undectable viral load went to 50,000 then dropped and is rising each time i have my blood work,
My copays for each of the 3 meds I should be taking are $100 each so that is $300 just for those meds not including Lotronex, Ambien,acylovir,loperamide,testosterone injectable,calcium supplement,vitamins, and other pills I take to combat side effects. All total its around $500 a month that I just do not have since I am paying back dental school loans of over $700 per month for now ( should be paying $1400). I make too much money to qualify for assistance but not enough to pay for everything. I live a very frugal life and cannot think of a thing to give up so I can afford my medications. Any suggestions? i have been to 3 ASO and they were no help at all.

Offline SoSadTooBad

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 12:14:15 AM »
Atripla - $80.00 for 90 days through Express Scripts mail order.

Would be $80.00 for 30 days at a retail pharmacy.


Offline MaxPep

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2008, 10:31:55 AM »
Atripla - $25

Azithromax - $5

Trim/Sulf - $5
12/5/08 - diagnosed
12/7/08 - CD4 70 15%, VL 21,181
12/19/08 - CD4 82 16.5%, VL 20,000
Started Atripla, Zithromax and Bactrim
1/24/09 - Next Labs
No OI's to date

Offline denb45

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2008, 10:51:02 AM »
I am not taking my meds for almost 3 years now and my CD4 has dropped from 600 to 300 and my undectable viral load went to 50,000 then dropped and is rising each time i have my blood work,
My copays for each of the 3 meds I should be taking are $100 each so that is $300 just for those meds not including Lotronex, Ambien,acylovir,loperamide,testosterone injectable,calcium supplement,vitamins, and other pills I take to combat side effects. All total its around $500 a month that I just do not have since I am paying back dental school loans of over $700 per month for now ( should be paying $1400). I make too much money to qualify for assistance but not enough to pay for everything. I live a very frugal life and cannot think of a thing to give up so I can afford my medications. Any suggestions? i have been to 3 ASO and they were no help at all.

Then, your Imcome level must be so HIGH, that they cannot help you, even tho you say you live a very frugal life, so sounds like half of your income go's to student loans,which leaves NO room to even pay for  your much needed HIV Meds , I'm just $500 to $600 shy of NOT getting any help at all so, ???  I feel for you,.........I do hope that the NewYear 2009 brings some sorta solution to this mess your in.............if you get very SICK and have to go on disability, then your student loans will be forgiven, that's what happened to my otherhalf 15 yrs. ago, his BSRN Nursing school loans were forgiven  ;D
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 11:01:16 AM by denb45 »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: C0-Pay Question
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2008, 11:08:18 AM »
I'm on Medicare Part D, and at least in the state where I live (Pennsylvania) I really pay nothing for the multitude of medications I take.  I get nine scripts filled monthly.  No co-pay, and no monthly premium.

However, my SSDI is too high to qualify for other programs like housing assistance so I'm paying "real" costs for all other living expenses, etc.  I also go to a public AIDS clinic -- actually it's more of a local place that runs off some kind of partial endowment, and since I'm on Medicare they get paid that way though they never charge me any extra.  I was a bit hesitant to go to a public place years ago, but I must say that the quality of care at least at this place is fully equal, and at time even exceeds, the care I received during my first decade of treatment from private doctors.

The clinic also provides an array of services that goes as far as an AIDS Library as well as case management, many clinical trials, treatment education/advocacy, youth health/empowerment etc., though all of these non-medical programs have been experiencing many cut backs in funding from the city of Philadelphia, unsurprisingly.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 11:09:49 AM by Miss Philicia »
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