(Cross posted from my blog Foovay’s Zibaldone – because I want this warning spread as far and wide as possible)
AARP MEDICARE RX
First you should know these are all apparently the same group although they are listed seperately on the Medicare.gov website.
On the Medicare.gov website you have a page to help you choose your Medicare Part D coverage. You are told to list all the drugs you are on, and then you are shown those companies that claim they will cover each and every one of those drugs.
We did that. We chose a plan covering all five of my husbands medications, United Healthcare Group. They have now denied two of his most important, life saving prescriptions.
He can die fast, or slow. Fast if he has a heart attack from not having his Corlanor. And very very slow and painfully as his bones soften in response to an over production of hormones from his Parathyroid Gland now that they have denied the Hectoral.
File it Under YOU HAVE TO LAUGH
The King of ironic and ridiculous decisions:
UnitedHealth Group company will not approve corlanor because he doesn’t have recent clinicals showing he has a heart rate of over 70. THIS IS BECAUSE HE IS ON THE CORLANOR AND IT IS WORKING TO SLOW HIS HEART RATE.
He can’t have corlanor. Because it is working.
So, the doctor is going to fight it. But I told him we could win really easily. Take him off the Corlanor. Wait a few days. His heart rate will go back to 120 and then we can prove he has a condition requiring Corlanor. His doctor says this is not even a rational decision. But it is apparently what the insurance company wants us to do – to PROVE he needs the drug by forcing him off of it and making him return to being sick, risking greater damage to his heart and a possible massive heart attack.
United Health Medicare Part D is beyond suck. They claim ON MEDICARES WEBSITE to cover all his drugs.
THEY ARE DENYING DRUGS THEY LIST AS COVERED.
Of his five prescriptions they have approved 3 and are fighting us for two life necessary prescriptions. One of which he has been taking for EIGHT YEARS. Being paid for by Humana’s Part D Medicare coverage – FOR EIGHT FUCKING YEARS. (This doctor also has taken over the fight for us)
Did you hear that? BOTH DOCTORS HAVE TAKEN ON THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR HIM. And that’s why we are in Las Vegas. I couldn’t even get his doctors on the fucking phone in New Mexico.
So everyone who keeps telling me what a mistake it was to move here can suck my dick. We have the BEST team of healers now, doctors AND technicians in the dialysis clinic AND their office staff. What a huge difference. It is so good to work with people who do their jobs and do them as if that is the NORMAL thing to do rather than…well..something they’d rather do manyana.
Please, share the information about these killer insurance companies who are lying on Medicare’s own official website about their drug coverage.
There is no complaint process for their misrepresentation, and no penalties for it either (believe me, I’ve looked). The only way people who are in need of medical care, in need of prescriptions, and on Medicare can find out is for these murderers to deny their meds and then maybe, if you live long enough, you can get a doctor who will stand up to them or get another policy before you die or become too ill to continue to fight.
AVOID THESE COMPANIES. THEY ARE LYING about the drugs that they will cover.
AARP MEDICARE RX
We are well enough, I am well enough, to engage in this battle to save my husbands life. You might not be. Your grandmother might not be. So be WARNED before you make a choice and chose badly because of misinformation published on an official government website, Medicare.gov.