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Offline nateoiler2710

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cost of mavyret
« on: August 17, 2018, 05:54:36 am »
just got private insurance. i was on medicaid but aparently because of the drug cost for a cure is so expensive medicaid will only treat people that are close to transplant list. since i dont want to die or wait till close to death before receiving  treatment i got married and using my wifes insurance to recieve treatment. Can anyone tell me how much they paid for their hep c meds? we cant afford 100k our insurace will pay upto 80percent but that still leaves me with 20k i would owe. surely theres something i can do to get the cost to a managable number right? im just a peasant worker i cant just swing 20k out of my wallet like some high roller at a casino. someone please tell me im missing something!!! is everyone thats getting cured on these forums rich? or is there sonething i can do besides sell everything i own and still not have enough to pay for genotype 3 meds. i heard that they make these meds for 68 dollars i understand a mark up but 20000 percent seems a little steep or maybe i just read it wrong. am i worrying over nothjng? ive looked everywhere to findout how much the treatment is for people with insurance but i suppose nobody else in the world worrys about how much it will cost except me!  could someone chime in on how much they paid for the meds? after doing research on gilead i find out they have some 12000 patents on the drug and have somehow overridden or bypassed our laws here where a generic should come out after a certain amount of time. somebody say anything helpful please im freaking out over diagnosis. ive already spent thousands to get the fibroscan bloods genotype testing etc. this tuesday i think my dr is writing a script for either epclusa or mavyret whichever is cheaper i feel like i wasted a ton of money on dr visits now that i found out the meds cost as much as trump tower. is there anyone else out there in my situation?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: cost of mavyret
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 12:11:07 pm »
For me my insurance pays all except a 30 dollar copay for all approved meds then I got Co-pay assistance from Gilead so each refill cost me $5. I paid $30 for my 24 weeks of Harvoni.

Here is some information about copay assistance from ABBVIE pharma

https://www.mavyret.com/copay-savings-card?cid=ppc_ppd_ggl_HCV_Branded_2017_phrase_Copay_Card_stlk_46A-1921427&cid=ppc_ppd_ggl_HCV_Branded_2017_mavyret_copay_Phrase_46A1921427

“Eligibility: Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for MAVYRET. Co-pay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare [including Part D], Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense or Veteran’s Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law. If at any time a patient begins receiving prescription drug coverage under any such federal, state or government-funded healthcare program, patient will no longer be able to use the AbbVie HCV Co-pay Card and the patient must call PSKW at 1-844-865-8725 to stop participation. Patients may not seek reimbursement for value received from the AbbVie HCV Co-pay Program from any third-party payers. Offer subject to change or discontinuance without notice. Restrictions, including monthly maximums, may apply. This is not health insurance.“
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: cost of mavyret
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 12:18:04 pm »
Some people had difficulty getting approved by their insurance so they obtained Harvoni from outside the US generic Harvoni at much reduced cost I don’t know if the newer meds are available this way yet.

I didn’t have to go that route but I think it is through Dr Jeffries and maybe the web site is fix hep c

I don’t know of anyone who paid the kind of money you are talking about I guess manybif us had access to better insurance. Mine was through my employer a very large company with over 130,000 employees nationwide. So they have very good insurance with no monthly fee
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline LindaBalz

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Re: cost of mavyret
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 10:33:41 am »
hope you are cleared, know this was an old post. I got Mavyret from BCBS Ga. 250. co pay down to 5. with help from my dr.s assistant she knew a place that reduces the co pay. Don't know the name of it though. Can find out if u need.

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