It came time to refill my fondaparinux shots which cost $5000 a month and that is usually covered by my insurance. The insurance company has denied payment and demands I use a cheaper blood thinner. I’m allergic to the other thinners such as Lovenox and Heparin. I bled internally and can’t take them.

Here I am 1.5 yrs into taking the shot daily and these people are going to argue payment. It could take up to a week to get it approved again!

What do I do for a blood thinner I must take daily or risk life threatening clots again? Well, several months in a row I ordered shots a day or two early which allowed me to save 10 shots for situations just like this. Hopefully this will be resolved in less than 10 days and I can have a sigh of relief.

Once re-approved I’ll order a day or two early again so I can hold shots back. I never miss and I don’t let the shots I hold back expire.

I’d be lying if I said I’m not a little bit worried. After all, I don’t usually blog at 4 am. I guess I remember all too well what happened without the blood thinner.


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4 thoughts on “The Insurance Fight

    1. We need universal health care in the U.S. These insurance companies are profiting off of denying people like you and me essential life saving medication!

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