I am on SS disability and have been since age 52. I have never had a donut hole before and now can't afford the medication. I'm confused considering I'm disabled and am on disability. Why shouldn't i be able to pay with a resonable deductible instead of no coverage at all.They want me to pay $1000 for this drug and I've been paying for medicare insurance for 7 years. I don't know what to do. Oxycodone isnt a drug you can just stop taking. I am physically dependent on this drug and if I just quit taking this, i will go into detox and probably hospitalization. They would rather I do that, then just let me pay a resonable price being disabled. Does this make sense to anyone? The doctors say the insurance is responsible, the insurance says SS is responsible. SS says Medicare is responsible. Then it starts all over again. HELP! Social Security doesn't just give out disability to just anyone. They take months deciding if your condition will be on going ( which mine is) How can they just stop paying.
I know just how you feel. Only my SSI disability was denied, still appealing, medicaid, denied, still appealing. They admit I'm not able to work because of my injuries but assume I will be able to within 12 months from the onset of my injuries. It's already been 9 months and my condition is deteriorating, nerve damage is permanent, and more surgery is needed.
I thought with the new healthcare bill, that this donut hole would be covered within the next few months? Try Needymeds.org there is a coupon there you can print out and use right away for up to 75% off price of meds. By law, you can use it with medicare.
It's extremely frustrating, I know. Good luck to you and hope you can get your meds covered. You must be in a lot of pain. The LAST thing you need is this back and forth over who should pay!
Good luck to you and let me know how it works out for you,
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