insurance

  1. W

    AWESOME news!

    Hello all! :) So I'm sure a few people have read that I've been jumping through hoops with Blue Cross, my health insurance company. Was on Lamictal for a happy 7 years, and this past October they said they would no longer cover it and instated "mandatory generics". They said I could still get...
  2. J

    Brand new here, very scared

    I'm not sure if I should be posting here, as I do not yet have a diagnosis of epilepsy. Excuse me if I am out of line... I have had two episodes within the last three days where I lost consciousness, convulsed for about 30 seconds, and lost bladder control. I don't remember these things- there...
  3. JLogefeil

    How Can I Get This?

    My husband and I were thinking about getting me an oxygen tank. The reason we were getting one is because of my seizures, and sometimes I stop breathing. We rather have it then be screwed. How is the best way to get this? Can you get it with Medicare? (its the insurance you get with your SSI...
  4. P

    New to this, looking for advice and help

    Hello, This past Tuesday I went for a lovely ride in an ambulance to the ER. I don't remember a thing except for bits of the ride and getting to the ER. I have never been officially diagnosed with epilepsy. But, this is my third time in dealing with an episode like this. 4 years ago I had my...
  5. P

    Does ANYONE fully understand the new Health Care Bill?

    Where does Medicaid and SSI come in? I've spent 6 hours reading and researching and I've figured out the timeline and basics. I know the objective is to have every American insured by 2014. (You don't have to do the math, that's FOUR years away.) According to analysis of the bill, Medicaid...
  6. batman

    Pharmacists may be switching your meds

    Laws allow substitution of generic drugs without patient knowledge By Richard Laliberte When you hand a pharmacist a prescription, you expect to get the medication your doctor ordered. But because of a perfectly legal loophole in rules that govern how drugs are dispensed, you may not — and the...
  7. G

    Health Insurance...Aak!

    Hello all! I'm new to the forum and much in need your assistance. I started having seizures when I was a freshman in high school. However, now I'm a senior in college, and they have been controlled with medicine for several years. Now that I'm graduating, I am no longer eligible for my...
  8. Junebug

    Have You Been Denied Life Insurance

    My husband and I have been looking around for Whole Life Insurance compared to Universal Life Insurance which we already have. Our Life insurance guy came by tonight and said that after all the urine and blood tests which were just fine, that I had been denied. :ponder: I am in good health, not...
  9. L

    Generic Drugs

    My 14-year-old son has been on Keppra for nearly 2 years (seizure free). Now that a generic form has come out, our insurance will only pay for the meds if we switch him to generic. I think this is absolutely crazy to switch him and risk a breakthrough seizure. It is so hard to find a med that...
  10. majormana

    health insurance question

    I can not seem to get health insurance to get more then diagonses of szs via the er were i live in northren indiana the nero wont see u with out referal from primary physian wich you cant get with out health insurance need to know of any suggestions besides hip,medicare,medicaid. I will be 23 in...
  11. D

    individual insurance

    Someone posted the other day about how they have individual insurance from blue cross that leads them to have a relatively small - I'd like to talk to this person, but can't find their post to see who they are. And in the meantime, for everyone else who needs to use individual insurance can you...
  12. forward2007

    Do you have PPO or HMO insurance?

    Do you spend the extra $$$ if you can afford it for the PPO insurance so you have more options in terms of Dr's to choose from or do you stick with HMO insurance? I am in the middle of deciding from my work benefits right now which to choose. With my former HMO insurance I had to pay out of...
  13. P

    Maintaining Insurance with Epilepsy Diagnosis

    Hi, I am new to forum. My son is 16. Developmentally disabled and elpileptic. He will never be independent. Husband between jobs. Some prospects though. On excellent Cobra until 12/2008 (paid for by former employer). We have always been very careful not to have a break in insurance...
  14. Birdbomb

    Medication/co-pay costs

    :cowboy:My co-pay for my AED's was $3. Stuff like Dilantin, Lamictical, Topamax,Depakote, Nerurontin. I don't take AED's now but stuff for the Rheumatoid Arthritis. I just got a script for Restatsis. Eye drops. My co-pay was $9. and I thought ? Tonight I found out how much that 32 day supply...
  15. L

    Do you have health insurance?

    Just wondering how many of us are able to go to a doctor or neurologist whenever we want - have whatever tests we want done - because we have health insurance. How many of us don't and are really working on our own? I don't have health insurance. We did but the cost was prohibitive ($3000 a...
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