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    klkpff posted:
    Hello, I have recently been diagnosed with RA. I am going to start taking Enbrel or Remicade or Actemra but I have to make up my mind between the 3 and also I have to wait until my bout with bronchitis is over. I have Medicare A and B and a supplement C and D.
    Does anyone know if the Enbrel is billed through Medicare B and C?
    thank you
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    Pretzelady responded:
    Try and see if you can get in a study somewhere and then your medication for the biologic drug should be free. I ,am in one with Actemra and it doesn't cost anything. I live in Mass. and from what I understand, it is against the law to bill my insurance for a study drug. The drug has been a Godsend to me so far. I have been on it since May of 2012 and I am painfree. It took about a month for it to work. Good luck to you. Pretzelady


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