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AFISHN posted:
I have been using Xolaire for 14 months and it has made a huge difference in my life.
The only 2 noticeable effects are !)much more tired 2)the cost is almost $3000 a month and it has severely cut into my limited income
Prior to xolaire ,I used Advair and it was causing constant sinus infections and it only moderately controlled my asthma
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cwille responded:
try a company called healthwell, they help people with copayment and might pay more, i have used them. They give grants. good luck .

cwille
 
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sgbl88 responded:
Healthwell Foundation is great to work with. They offer co-pay assistance grants on a yearly basis, I had a grant through them for my Xolair several years ago, now I am considered "under insured" for Xolair at least until June. I am in the process completing my grant aplication for Zyflo. I just have to remember to send in a copy of my insurance card.

They are always pleasant on the phone and are very helpful if you have a question.
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amcate replied to cwille's response:
Thank you for mentioning healthwell. I had not heard of them before. Right now, my meds copay is good (only $3), but in October I'll have to choose another plan due to Obamacare. I'll try for one that will allow me to go to National Jewish, but I don't know what the prescription copay will be.
 
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cwille replied to amcate's response:
have been to national jewish, it is an outstanding place, but be prepared , no rest for the weary as the saying goes. but they do know there stuff, unfortunatly for me i am still a question mark, although they did find things other docs didn't. They are definitly worth it if you can go.

good luck
cwille
 
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amcate replied to cwille's response:
Thanks, cwille. I have heard nothing but good things about them, and I especially like the reports that they understand there is an emotional component that can be difficult to overcome.

I tried to go before, but insurance wouldn't pay. It's a long story, but the current insurance I have is my best bet overall because no matter if I lose a job or not I can still get asthma meds. My other insurance options would leave me open to not having any coverage in the event that I have to go to the doctor a lot, which has happened before. Again, it's a long story. National Jewish's programs for financial aid do not help me, since they told me I couldn't use them since I had health care insurance (even though the insurance was refusing to pay for a trip there).

The reason I haven't gone is due to healthcare insurance problems and cracks in the healthcare coverage system as well as how disability is determined in my state. If I qualified for disability, then I would have more healthcare insurance options.

So, I'll see what options are available when the exchanges start up and go from there. In the meantime, I spend my time doing things that should help overall-exercise, trying to improve my diet, etc. Like you, I would love to lose weight. It would make moving around so much easier.

I tried to go, but I haven't been able to due to cost and healthcare insurance issues. I'll see what happens in October. Thanks for the feedback.


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