My Lung Transplant
Monday, January 21, 2008
Well, I'm going to update you about my Lung Transplant. I am on the waiting list but am on hold because I need to get Medicare Part D to help cover the cost of the drugs I will have to take the rest of my life. These drugs cost about 7,000.00 a month without insurance.
Well, You can only apply between November 15th to Dec 31st. Well, I did sent my application in to an insurances company. they said it would take effect after the first of the year. Well, I never did hear anything from them so I called. The lady said that they had no record of me. Now I am really concerned that if they didn't receive my application that it is out there floating around and my SS# is in there. So Sunday I called the insurance company back and I told the lady why I was concerned. She asked my what plan did you want, so I told her and she said that is not available in your state. Now I would have thought that they would have called me and told me this and offer me another plan. NOPE! They dropped the ball.
So here I am, probably going to have to wait till this Nov and try again. But I did call another insurance company and I explained everything to her and she said you can try to apply but Medicare will probably say No because of being out of the time frame. So I gave her all the info over the phone, she is going to forward it on to Medicare and what all happened with the other company.
She said I will hear one way or the other in about 2 weeks...Well, I emailed my Governor, and our Senator. I just think this is so unfair.
I'm not going to hold my breathe but I am hoping Medicare will go in my favor and let me have the insurance now.
So that is the extent of my weekend..I am very upset and depressed because I am so looking forward to this Lung Transplant.
I will be writing another Blog when I hear what happens.
Thank you all.