Cures That Can Save You, Can’t Save Your Wallet
I was listening to a discussion on the radio today about the cost of expensive drugs, these are not just any type of medical drugs that can relieve simple aliments such as a cold or flu, even a bad migraine.
No these are medical drugs that serve a greater purpose, We’re talking about drugs that can cure the most deadliest of diseases that can kill.
Now there is a cure for this disease, but you know what I’m about to say about getting this cure ridding yourself of the inflammatory virus.
It will cost the average person up to a $1,000 per day, for a 12-week treatment session.
That’s $84,000 dollars in 3 months people, who could afford to pay such a “whopper bill?”
The answer is…
And you see that’s the problem, and the medical industry knows about it.
Because the bottom line is this.
The medical industry is no different from any other resource that can be governed and manipulated financially.
What that means is simply this.
Everything in this country dealing with medical resources, has financial systems that monitor money they generate, how this is done is through the internet.
Why do you think pop-up ads just appear out of nowhere when you’re doing a search for let’s say, car insurance and not ways to get a discount on prescriptions drugs by getting an offer to get a discount card through the mail.
This is because the internet is designed to track your web surf destinations methodically.
Yea that’s a dirty underhanded trick to push their products on consumers out there like that, not to mention trying to inadvertently tempt the viewer to opt into their program which my have switching to a provider that carries the prescription medicine that they need.
But that’s just an example of how the drug industry works (and other institutions for that matter), if you had done any searching previously online.
That search input from a day ago is still relevant, and if they know you need potent medications for a disease such as Hepatitis C after doing a search on the net yesterday, you can definitely believe by default you will see either banners on your side bar, or mysterious emails popping-up in your inbox telling you to go to this (or) that site for the best discount on Sovaldi (or cheaper generic drugs) which is a drug that cures people with the Hepatitis C virus.
So I’m sure you know there are databases who keep track of this information unbeknownst to you the consumer.
And I know most people would definitely have a problem with others who have access to their medical information, especially when it comes down to what type of medical drugs they buy such as Sovaldi.
I’m convinced this is how they weed out people who can actually afford the drug, this also determines they’re eligibility.
The greatest dilemma are those who do not have any type of health insurance coverage, those who are under-insured, those who are on Medicaid, or a government insurance program for anyone who can barely afford basic health insurance coverage.
So basically Sovaldi is for the rich, anyone else who would try to purchase this medication would literally be throwing their money out the window because they will need to buy it for a 3-month period time to rid themselves of the disease.
First Choice Community Healthcare, is a federally qualified health center in Los Lunas, New Mexico, this is a clinic running under the state’s Medicaid program giving them access to the Solvaldi pill medication.
Patients who suffer the worse (sickest patients) from the Hepatitis C virus, can obtain the drug through the clinic’s medical program. The state’s Medicaid program requires a doctor to perform risky liver biopsies on the patient to determine the severity of their condition. Once the patient is diagnosed in the late-stages of liver disease, they will be eligible for coverage.
Despite this process, most patients are turned away even if they possess written appeals and filing pre-authorizations stating for them to receive treatment and medication.
The doctor will reveal the prognosis to the patient (such as finding a lump on the body), and will not be able to begin treatment procedures until the patient’s condition progresses to its final stage.
In some cases patients are forced to take urine drug screens (they check them to see if they drug-free and non-alcoholics) to prove that they are legit, and can be considered to undergo the treatment process.
This seems like a lot of B.S. to me, I’m mean they know people need to have certain medical drugs and treatment that can save their lives. but it seems to come down to one obvious factor that comes between being cured or dying if they don’t receive this medical life-saving drug Sovaldi.
What it all comes down to is money.
Money decides it all, especially when it comes to medical drugs and prescriptions.
And who benefits from all of this are the greedy, money hungry drug makers of these products (one example is the head of Turing pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli who raised the cost of the anti-parasite drug Daraprim to $750 per tablet), who are just looking to make a fast buck on their path to getting rich even though they know people are dying trying and waiting to get their product.
And to give you an ideal of Sovaldi’s value in comparison to other ridiculously expensive drugs such as Solirism for instance a drug that treats a rare blood disease will run you up to $700,000 to this particular pharmaceutical drug.
It’s a dam shame, for a doctor to tell their patients they cannot receive the medication needed due to the fact that their medical plan does not cover the cost of the medication they need.
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