Assistance programs and resources for paying for medication / labs (Thyroid Meds)

Goodrx is a valuable option for reduced price medication.  It essentially works as a coupon, sometimes with dramatic discounts.
https://www.goodrx.com/

Partnership for Prescription Assistance:

https://www.pparx.org/

Resources for finding health insurance:

https://www.ehealthinsurance.com/

LapCorp discounts for those without insurance coverage for labs:

https://www.labcorp.com/content/who-can-use-lap-program

Quest Diagnostics assistance program:

https://www.questdiagnostics.com/home/about/corporate-citizenship/community-giving/assistance.html

Costco discount program:
https://www.costco.com/wcsstore/CostcoUSBCCatalogAssetStore/rx/cmppenrollmentform.pdf

A tip from a group member:

“Another thing to note if you have a large bill after insurance pays, call when you have enough to pay off at least half and ask for what discount you can get for payment in full. I was shocked that they are happy to clear an account for 50%. The first bill I called to pay off after my husband’s chemo & surgeries told me to ask every bill with a balance. They all offered 50% except for one which was 75% off. –  I was grateful the first one I called told me. I just asked for all of them to send me a paid in full receipt and they did! Saved almost 4k.”

Ask for medication samples!

Financial assistance for those with Thyroid cancer:

An excerpt shared with us from Light of Life Thyroid Cancer Survivors  Please visit the site for more details.

“**Last year, Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association announced a new alliance to provide support for people living with thyroid cancer.

From Gary Bloom, ThyCa’s Executive Director, ” We are thrilled to work with PAN, and to provide extended support to our patients and families. This alliance will connect us to even more patients in need, expanding the number we are able to help, and hopefully alleviating some of the financial pressures that come with the diagnosis, treatment and management of thyroid cancer.””

Also from Light of Life Thyroid Cancer Survivors the following criteria apply:

From the site: Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s thyroid cancer program are eligible to receive up to $12,000 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for thyroid cancer; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by Medicare and must treat the disease directly. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

How to Apply:

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 50 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.
https://panfoundation.org/index.php/en/patients

Additional resources from Light of Life Thyroid Cancer Survivors.

**There is also assistance strictly for Thyrogen.
http://www.thyrogen.com/patients/Financial-Assistance/Financial-Assistance-Programs.aspx

Financial Assistance Programs
If you have health insurance…
The Thyrogen Co-Pay Assistance Program is here to help you with the cost of Thyrogen.

Eligible patients qualify for a $0 co-pay subject to a maximum annual co-pay assistance amount of $1,000. This may include any manner of co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible.

If you have questions about eligibility or program benefits, please call your ThyrogenONE case manager at 1-88-THYROGEN (1-888-497-6436)

**Lastly, check out CANCERCARE’s financial assistance information at https://www.cancercare.org/financial.
A book, ‘A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People With Cancer’ is available as well at
https://www.cancercare.org/helpinghand.

Facebook has been down for 45 minutes now…

How will we survive?

We will rebuild!!!

Update: Almost an hour long outage.  It’s coming back up now.

Partially…

Mostly back up, I’m still having some issues with messages.

Seriously thought, facebook seems to have suffered a widespread outage starting about 3:45 central time.

As of 5:00 Central, 9/3/2018, it is partially back up.

As of 5:00 Central, 9/3/2018 Facebook and messenger all seem to be back online for me in the Midwest.

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Acronyms
Adrenal Cocktail
Adrenal / Thyroid Relationship
Antidepressants/Benzodiazepines & Adrenal Fatigue/Hypothyroid
Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)
B12
Bad Saliva Tests
Birth Control- Synthetic Hormones
Blood Sugar Dysregulation
CBD Oil
Cortisol- how to lower
Cortisol- how to raise (Replace what the body isn’t making)
Crisis Hotline
Cross Reactivity- Foods that act like gluten
DATS- Daily Average Temperature
DUTCH- why it’s not good for cortisol
EBV (Epstein Barr Virus)
Eliminating Chronic Acid Reflux and Indigestion
Endos- why not to use them
Essential Oils
Estrogen Dominance
Exercise for Adrenal Fatigue
Free T3- How to Raise Naturally
Gallbladder
Glutamate & GABA Balance
Genetic Thyroid Hormone Resistance
Getting Started
Hair Loss
Hashimoto’s
Hives & Hypothyroid
Hypoglycemia
Interview Questions When Looking for a New Doctor
Iodine
Iron
Keto Diet
LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone)
Links For Doctors
Lyme Disease
Lymph
MTHFR
Magnesium & Adrenal Fatigue
Melatonin
Negative Feedback Loop
PCOS
Parasites
Pill Splitter
Potassium and Sodium
Potassium- Problems With Testing
RBC testing
Recommended Labs & Self Testing Links
Reverse T3
Salt
Sex Hormones
Sleep
Standard Process Thytrophin PMG
Stomach Acid
T4 – Not the best choice
Thyroid Nodules Epidemic/ Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid & Mental Health
Westminster NDT
Why We Don’t Test on Supplements
Bone Health
Thyrogold/Thyrovanz
Talk Therapy
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Lactoferrin
Bootable Offenses
By patients for patients- no coaches/consultants
Statins- not a great idea for most
Cholesterol
Aldosterone
Blood Pressure
Mold
Disclaimer
Lithium Orate
Goitrogens
Afflilate Links/Codes
Flu Vaccine for Thyroid/Adrenal patients
Compounding Pharmacies
Authorized Contributors
Relationships & Hashimoto’s
Cushings
Gut Inflammation
NDT out of the U.S.
Adrenal Cortex/Hydrocortisone Mistakes