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BCAM: October 24th

What does cancer medication do to your IQ? Does it make a difference in what form you take your medication if you have cancer? Can you or your loved ones deal with the stresses of figuring out insurance and Medicare? Read on to see what would help.

Also, if you like to write, don’t forget the about your Carrot Ranch “Git Along Dogies” Rodeo Contest #3. Writing keeps your brain active and give you something productive to do when you are ill or on restricted travel – like for COVID 19. https://tchistorygal.net/2020/10/20/git-along-an-start-writin/ Monday Deadline 12:00 am PDT. That gives you easterners and out of country folks a few extra hours. 🙂 By the way, I had one email that was rejected. You might want to include an extra email so you are sure I am able to confirm your entry. 🙂 Thanks and happy reading, writing, and blogging. Now on to Abigail’s fabulous post.

No Half Measures

Medication–those of us with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), we take a LOT of medication, every day. Sometimes, we have no choice as to the modality or location the medication is taken. Some examples of the modality are: 1) pill; 2) injection; or 3) infusion. Some examples of location are: 1) home; 2) doctor’s office; 3) clinic; 4) infusion center; 5) in the hospital.

And what about co-pays? Adiba talks about that ….

Being terminally ill is complicated. The medication is complicated. The insurance issues are complicated. The result of these complicates our ability to rest and increases our stress exponentially. Add in unscrupulous vendors and the aggressiveness of collection agencies and it can be brutal.

Enter a solution: HB1730 and SB741, the Cancer Drug Parity Act. This Bill would help every single cancer patient in that it says that the patient’s co-pay is the same for the medication regardless…

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    • But I didn’t call you. Sorry. The Fiat inspector is coming this morning. So any time this afternoon if you still have time. You’re having company tonight. 🙂

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  1. I can see that changing from an infusion to a pill will require a rethink by those who organise the fees and charges. In Australia if you are working you pay 2% of your taxable income to the government to fund everyones medical expenses. Any treatment, tests and scans you recieve for cancer is free, fortunately most doctors also bulk bill so no charge there. I would hate to hazzard a guess what my treatment has cost so far. Thanks for your blog it raises some interesting points.

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    • 2% seems pretty minor considering all that it buys. I was lucky with my cancer treatment. I only had to pay a small amount after a short fight with the insurance company. I didn’t win the fight, but the doctor’s insurance person went to bat for me and worked it out so that I was refunded. But I’m not in Stage IV and they have a lot more medications. Most of mine have been free or very low cost.

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    • Thank you Cindy. I’m so sorry for all your losses. Abigail is so committed to post every day of the month, and the posts are so helpful, reblogging is the least I can do. I hope that others do the same. 🙂

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