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Author Topic: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!  (Read 14591 times)

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Offline mecch

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2008, 06:15:59 PM »
This thread inspired me to ask some more questions and push a little cause i was worried about the cost of my new, first treatment.   Turns out after 700 a year out of pocket, it'll be free. Whew.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline pozmnguy

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2008, 01:02:48 AM »
Madbrain,

I spoke with them and they did infact verify that getting the 3 separately would cost more.  My Doctor knows that the 3 are the same but said why take 3 when you can take 1.  I have just decided to check with the big box stores and pay cash and then get reimbursed from my ins. co.  It should get my Atripla price down to about $500.00 per month.

Maybe I should just marry money!  Darnit then I would need lipo and a facelift!  I'll just keep doing what I know.

Have a great night all!

Jim
3/08   Diagnosed
4/08  CD4  34           VL     537,000   Started Atripla
5/08  CD4 144    8%  VL        1,010
9/08  CD4 141    8%  VL            60

Offline bimazek

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2008, 05:05:03 AM »
Yes this is a can of worms, and they all have sharp teeth.

Going back to prayerblue's question:

In Texas, if you make less than 32K/yr (it varies) you can get help with your meds to make them nearly free.  $32K-$50K you pay some.  Over $50K and I hope you have a good job or no liabilities.

You can also join the THHIP  Texas High-Risk Health Insurance Pool which is approximately 30% more than the highest rate charged.  Which for me as a 36yo non-smoking male is about $400/mo.  There is a 12 month pre-existing condition clause, but than it covers your meds and is decent insurance.  It's not a handout like some of the big company stuff, but it beats a $1700 prescription.

Your other option is to participate in a drug study.  I chose this route and my meds are free.  As a bonus I'm on something you can't buy yet.  The risk is I'm a guinea pig and if something stops working I could find myself needing to be on other meds. 

Life is good isn't it?  lol, you can get coverage, it just takes some work.  Being HIV+ means your medical care is very important to your survival.

so you are basically a PRISONer of TEXAS or NY or Utah or whatever state you happen to live in and cannot easily move or relocate or actually BE FREE - like guarenteed in the constitution

if this does not show the immediate need for universal nationwide health care in USA what else does

the problem is that the vast majority has gotten so use to being ripped off and robbed by the elites


the problem is that the vast majority - the sheepeople-- has gotten so use to being ripped off and robbed by the elites -- they dont think it is wrong to HAVE to get on some 3 level scheme that takes weeks to get on -- if not a month or two

and WE NOW know that the meds must never be stopped even for a day or a week

so that makes job relocation and moving and such much more difficult

the fact that no one is protesting shows how lost the USA is now

of course there is 850 billion to give the elites on wall street more huge bonuses

basically what we have in usa is -- leithal injection** to blacks and hispanics who commit "crimes" and

multimillion dollar bonuses for the greedy mostly white bizman - banksters

 leithal injection* is called capital punishment in usa -- unlike the capital that wall street gets INJECted with in a bailout


Offline mecch

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2008, 07:28:42 PM »
Bravo, some well placed anger!
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline BT65

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2008, 10:38:57 AM »
Bravo, some well placed anger!

Please, don't encourage him.
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Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2008, 10:41:55 AM »
so you are basically a PRISONer of TEXAS or NY or Utah or whatever state you happen to live in and cannot easily move or relocate or actually BE FREE - like guarenteed in the constitution

if this does not show the immediate need for universal nationwide health care in USA what else does

the problem is that the vast majority has gotten so use to being ripped off and robbed by the elites


the problem is that the vast majority - the sheepeople-- has gotten so use to being ripped off and robbed by the elites -- they dont think it is wrong to HAVE to get on some 3 level scheme that takes weeks to get on -- if not a month or two

and WE NOW know that the meds must never be stopped even for a day or a week

so that makes job relocation and moving and such much more difficult

the fact that no one is protesting shows how lost the USA is now

of course there is 850 billion to give the elites on wall street more huge bonuses

basically what we have in usa is -- leithal injection** to blacks and hispanics who commit "crimes" and

multimillion dollar bonuses for the greedy mostly white bizman - banksters

 leithal injection* is called capital punishment in usa -- unlike the capital that wall street gets INJECted with in a bailout


  edited to say....
Instead of complaining about what others may or may not be doing...
Well,  what are YOU Doing about it?
« Last Edit: October 14, 2008, 10:44:22 AM by sharkdiver »

Offline Denver Toad

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2008, 10:53:00 AM »
Quote
like guaranteed in the constitution

That's news to me.

The Declaration of Independence does mention the following:
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

Nowhere, in any of the founding documents is there a guarantee of Life. Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Much less medical care There's a vast difference between constitutional rights and your pursuit of entitlements.
If life is that bad in here, as Sharky said, What are you doing to make a difference? 
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly,
Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

Offline catfish5

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2009, 08:25:29 PM »
Yes this is a can of worms, and they all have sharp teeth.

Going back to prayerblue's question:

In Texas, if you make less than 32K/yr (it varies) you can get help with your meds to make them nearly free.  $32K-$50K you pay some.  Over $50K and I hope you have a good job or no liabilities.

You can also join the THHIP  Texas High-Risk Health Insurance Pool which is approximately 30% more than the highest rate charged.  Which for me as a 36yo non-smoking male is about $400/mo.  There is a 12 month pre-existing condition clause, but than it covers your meds and is decent insurance.  It's not a handout like some of the big company stuff, but it beats a $1700 prescription.

Your other option is to participate in a drug study.  I chose this route and my meds are free.  As a bonus I'm on something you can't buy yet.  The risk is I'm a guinea pig and if something stops working I could find myself needing to be on other meds. 

Life is good isn't it?  lol, you can get coverage, it just takes some work.  Being HIV+ means your medical care is very important to your survival.
Hotpuppy,

I have to thank you so much for making this post.  I've been HIV positive for 7 years and am being treated for testicular cancer as well.  I was recently dropped from my health insurance that I've had for 8 years.  I'm also self employed (not at poverty level but not wealthy enough to pay cash only for treatment).  After frantically searching for other options to continue with treatment and reaching nothing but dead ends, I came across your post.  To make a long story short, I live in Texas and qualify for this insurance.  I've never heard of it before and no one has ever mentioned it to me.  You extended a lifeline to me by posting this information.  I can't thank you enough.  Your kindness in posting this information has literally saved my life.     

Offline onemoretime

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2009, 09:01:16 PM »
my atripla costs 1460 per month at the mom and pop pharmacy.    my co pay is just 15.00.   the pharmacy comps it becuase they make good money on the rx.     do shop around dude.   like everyone said.  Mech i was thinking the same thing as you with truvada sustiva.. anyway I see that got workedout
08/04 diag 490 cd4 vl 50,000
10/25/05 436 50,513 hvb 1.1 billion
12/13/05 truvada sustiva
02/16/06 742 und, hpb 63,000
04/27/06 740 und hpb 60,000
01/05/07 458 und hvb und
03/08   470 undetectable still on atripla. Non smoking (chantex)
08/08 cd4 550 undetectable hiv, Hep B UND. Atripla
06/09  cd4 444, vl undetectable testo 130
09/09/09 CD4 687 46% UND  Testo 213 started androgel
10/12/09 cd4 682 46% und testo 597
01/12/10 cd4 842 48% und testo 434
041010 cd4 693  53% testo 492
100410 cd4 568 48% testo 523
012711 cd4 523 hcv 56 testo 596
083011 cd4 280 Hcv/HIV und
042912 cd4 158 hcv /hiv und, was on hep c for 11 months. do have ssdi filed and getting LTD
061912 cd4 151, bactrum, hep c and hiv und
071712 cd4 287 52% HIV HCV und
112012 cd4 520

Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2009, 09:05:57 PM »
Please note that the original thread is over a year old. Some "participants" in this thread are no longer with us.

Start a new one if you must

Offline megasept

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2009, 10:03:19 PM »


I dont think the POZ community can dump universally on all the pharm industry all the time...
Isn't it appropriate to shift blame sometimes to those governments that DO NOT get their health ministries and priorities functioning to guarantee treatment access to all poz people who need it - by rolling up their sleaves and working with said middlemen and said pharm corps?? 

Wow! ::)  At first I was going to give you a whack for taking a pro-Pharma position, but YOU ARE ENTIRELY RIGHT. Rugged individualism is best applied to other aspects of our lives than getting important prescription drugs by finagling, sending "contraband", etc. Guess what is missing from the latest version of US healthcare reform? A: The government buying drugs from suppliers at the lowest negotiable price, ie Up North! What a crock!  >:(  In my case I did have thoughts just last week, of a legal drug trip to some TJ pharmacy for my latest "denial" by my well-healed insurer. We are being scammed!

-Steven (megasept)

Offline Ddwebb

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Re: Atripla costs Holy *@^%+!@#$!!!!!
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2013, 12:40:25 PM »
Gilead has a co-pay assistance program. I'm on Atripla and pay no co-pay. You can call 1-877-505-6986 for details

 


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