I have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. They initially refused to cover it. So my doc gave me some samples for a 3 months. Drug reps will often help if your doc asks if they know you are trying to get insurance to cover. I also have a CGM sensor so I checked my BG often. After 3 months, I went back to my doc with printed reports from my sensor that showed before and during the 3 months. My BG was within target range about 20-30% more often. He was able to use the reports and right an appeal to the insurance company explaining how Victoza was helping my have better control and would lessen the likelihood of complications (that they would have to pay for). I applied for hardship assistance through Liberty Medical, and since BCBS pays at least 80%, they write off the rest. So basically, I'm getting my Victoza for free if you don't count the health insurance costs.
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