hi how are you, i don't have insurance have to pay full price on my humalog vials.. is to much money i can't make it... need to know what kind of insurance do you have?
for my humalog i buy it for $165. i hope theres a insurance that will at least cover half of that.. i need to work to survive on this world.
can anyone recommend me some type of insurance because i don't have none
I know for a box of 5 Humalog pens, IF I paid out of pocket, they would have cost around $265.00. About that much for a box of five Lantus pens too. Sorry don't really have a price for the vials but that sounds about right. All the new insulins are VERY expensive.
I just picked up more insulin yesterday, I normally don't pay attention most of the year because after my deductible is up insurance pays for my insulin. New year, new deductible. Cost me $433.55 for 3 vials of humalog. I swear it was something around $330 this time last year. How did it go up that much?
I should add, when I'm at school I get my insulin at an Econo Foods (I think they only exist in MN and WI). When I'm at home over the summer I get my insulin at Walgreens.
Walgreens as a whole is very expensive for insulin out of pocket. Even for the R and NPH, 70/30 insulins. When I used to be on 70/30 I could get it at Wal-Mart around 25 dollars. Walgreen it was close to 60 dollars...for 70/30 that's insanity.
I use Apidra and Lantus Solostar pens. Right now I pay no co-pay at all for the Apidra pens because of a coupon I found online. For the lantus pens I pay a $25.00 co-pay for 3 months supply which is also because of a coupon I found online. My usual full co-pay with fairly comprehensive insurance is $ 60.00 for a 3 months supply of each type of insulin and the same amount for 500 pen needles and the same amount for 1100 strips for my glucometer. But I don't pay a penny for my Dexcom G4 and sensors. Back in the olden days, insulin was not a prescription drug just the syringes to take it were. So it was pretty cheap. I think in 1975 a bottle of lente was around 5 or 6 dollars. Since I was on 15 units a day the bottle lasted a very long time. But at that time since insulin was not a prescription drug insurance companies did not cover it. Or it might have been the other way around, they would cover the insulin but not the syringes to take it or they would cover the syringes but not the stuff to put in the syringe. It was totally effed up.
I also get my Apidra free with the "No co-pay" offer. But when I paid for it my insurance gave me a three month supply for $40. But regarding the full retail prices described above: To get an idea of how high the U.S. at least marks insulin up, when I lived in Guatemala I bought it over the counter and paid around $13-15 per pen for Apidra and Lantus. (They came individually, but that would be $65 to $75 for a box of 5...full price!)
To add to this. I was on the Novo Flex pen and with UNHC's top tier plan I was paying $94 for a box of 5 pens. Lantus was $86 for the same. That was an average 30 day supply for me.
Now that I'm on both the CGMS and Dex I still have to buy the Novo (though I'm on a backlog of pens so when I'm done with the 40 of them I have I'll have to start on vials). My next order of pods/sensors I have to cover my annual deductible, which is $600. So 1 box of 10 pods is $300 and 1 box of 4 sensors is $750. Once I hit the $600 mark my pods are $30 a box and sensors are $37 a box.
245.00 for levamir flex pen and that is for a 20 day supply. Five pens only last me for 20 days