I was just confirmed positive with hepatitis c and was told that the cost of treatment would cost at least $6000.00. My insurance will not cover much(if any) of the costs. I have applied for state medicaid, but I think that my income is too high. Are there any programs out there to help cover the costs. My credit is very bad...so a bank loan is out of the question. I am veruy scared and desperate to get answers. Thank you.
Definitely call the Pegassist people -- they'll donate the drugs for free even if you make a decent living and they're very gracious. That's the only way I could treat since I have no insurance. I got Alinia for free too. For lab work, Quest Diagnotics will put you on a payment plan. You'll need this as the PCR which measures VL is about $300 a pop not to mention all the other tests you'll need.
Also, be sure to apply for disability if the sx render you unable to work. And if you don't have more than $2,000 in your bank account you can qualify for SSI.
Read your insurance policy and get some assistance, if needed, in understanding it. It is too easy for a claims adjuster to say "I don't think that's covered" when you come down with an expensive disease. Make sure you are getting a good reading of the policy terms.
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