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@GailL1 wrote:

Patient Assistance and Copay Savings Card for HUMIRA Cost

 

For as little as $5 a month -

 

Drug companies aren't stupid - they know how to work the system.

 

 

 


Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for HUMIRA who meet eligibility criteria. Copay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state, or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare [including Part D], Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense, or Veterans Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law or by the patient’s health insurance provider. If at any time a patient begins receiving prescription drug coverage under any such federal, state, or government-funded healthcare program, patient will no longer be able to use the HUMIRA Complete Savings card

 

You're right & some posters do as well

 

 

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I think Humira costs even more than that. We have an insurance copay (for Humira) of $40 per month, or $480 per year. Without insurance it would cost about $5,500 per month, or $66,000 per year. 

 

In 2012, we had no copay for Humira. And without insurance it would have cost about $1,500 per month, or $18,000 per year.

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Patient Assistance and Copay Savings Card for HUMIRA Cost

 

For as little as $5 a month -

 

Drug companies aren't stupid - they know how to work the system.

 

 

 

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Sue Lee, 76, has plaque psoriasis, an incurable, chronic skin condition that causes itchy, painful sores. To give her some relief, Lee’s doctor prescribed Humira, a patent-protected drug with no generic option.

 

In 2012, the drug cost about $19,000 a year. Today, it costs more than $38,000 a year.

 

Even with Medicare, Lee, who retired last year and lives in Kentucky, would have to drain the little savings she has in order to afford the drug.

 

Retirement should be the peaceful denouement of a lifetime of work.

 

Instead, millions of seniors are being forced to draw down on their retirement savings or forgo necessities like food and rent to pay for arbitrarily and mercilessly high-priced prescription drugs.

 

Some skip doses to make ends meet or, like Lee, simply suffer in silence.

 

As the proportion of seniors to the total population grows, the problem is only going to get worse.

 

Not surprisingly, older Americans are hit especially hard by high drug prices. People ages 65 and older use far more prescription drugs than younger Americans; at any given time, older Americans are taking an average of 4.5 different prescriptions. Seniors are also three times more likely than those in their 20s to need costly specialty drugs, like Humira, that treat relatively uncommon conditions and have few, if any, generic alternatives. Making matters worse, over the last decade drugs widely used by older Americans have tripled in price on average, far exceeding the rate of inflation.

 

Source - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-humira-costs-patents_us_5bd0c893e4b0a8f17ef3961f

 

 

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