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Q: is there help to pay for the shots?

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
6/11/09 3:37pm

Hi Jill,

 

You can find contact information and further details regarding Rx assistance in this post -

Beginner's Guidet to MS: Need help paying drug bills?

 

I get Copaxone through the program administered by NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders).  I qualified for full assistance and only pay $15 for each 3-month shipment.  However, and this is a big however, I had to qualify finanacially which (after being denied one year) turned out to be an income below 200% federal poverty level and not large resources.

 

Good luck.

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Mary Wilson, Community Member
6/10/09 9:49am

Jill, yes there is help in paying for the shots. My Dr. just told me he was putting me on Copaxen.When I heard the price of the meds, I of course thought, "well, there is just no way". However, I have since found out that that is not the case, I am on Medicare so they pay for some. However, the biggest part will come from a organization named Shared Solutions. It takes a while,(haven't even started yet) what with financial forms and all that they entail, endless calls, but suffice it to say they will pay all but $20.00 on a $2,700 med. That would surmount to a month at a time. I don't quite remember how I found them,my memory is not my strong suit anymore, but I got a call from them first, I didn't call them. I hope I have been of some help to you. You might want to first check w/your Dr., than the MS society and I am sure they can direct you. Hope some of this helps. Marny

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JILL, Community Member
6/10/09 11:39pm

Thanks so much for you response, I will have to check into that right away. Again I appreciate your help!!! Good Luck to you! Jill

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