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Old 03-15-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Financial Help

My daughter has epilepsy and has no insurance. She makes minimum wage and lives at home with me. She is 24 years old. I need to know where to go for help

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Old 03-16-2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Financial Help

Check with your local hospitals. They usually have someone that can help with low income and no insurance patients.
Ask your pharmacy for the email address or phone # of the manufacturer of her medicine. They often give/or sell at low cost the medicines you can't afford to pay full price for.
There are other places that offer help with the medicines you take. I've seen them advertised on television. Just type on a search engine "free medicine", and you should see a list of free help.
Good luck.

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Old 03-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #3
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Re: Financial Help

Hi,

My mom has epilepsy which prevented her from working..(she was a beautician). It was a long process, but we were able to get her on disability. She was denied several times and finally on the third time of trying we got an approval. Have you gone to the Epilepsy foundation website--it had alot of useful information and helped me with alot that I wasnt aware of. I hope this helps.

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Old 03-16-2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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Re: Financial Help

If she is under YOUR roof, you may not be able to get as much compared to if she had a different address. Thats the technical part County will even tell you that same statement. She is not paying bills, rent, food, utility etc. So there for she is somewhat like a dependent.

If *she* was on her own (different address), she would be able to recieve MORE from county. Food benefits, cash assistance, possibly help for transportation (bus/rail card). Not sure how it is out there, but in other areas, State benefits even kick in for medical coverage in some areas if you are on your own.

After I fought the feds and was approved for SocSec, Fed kicked in and now THEY are paying for my meds every month and the monthly co-pay (about $63) is covered by County. Only parts I have to take are Med Co-pays until I max it out (takes one script over 3 months to do that) and I am covered without co-pays for meds the rest of the year. SOME Dr visits I have a co-pay; most I don't.

It's a ball of wax. See if a local epilepsy Dr clinic can help for meds or may direct you for the WHERE to go for meds or med assistance if you can't pick up the crazy cost. (I should know; last years cost for my case could have bought a CAR if I didn't have coverage). Some Med Makers have forms to fill out for reduced cost to free meds depending... It all depends.

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Old 03-18-2007, 06:18 AM   #5
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My friend has just brought her daughter from Greece to research surgery for her epilepsy. She has tried 5 different medicines and the diet and nothing has worked. I am writing to see if anybody has any useful information. Thanks.

 
Old 03-24-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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Re: Financial Help

The only thing I can think of is to get a job where they give you insurance. At least that's the only thing I can do. That's why I have to work for Banfield, instead of a private practice, and even here, I'm a big liability for the hospital, as I've been told.

 
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