I'm on disability for MS and just was informed I will have to be on Medicare. Does anyone have advice? I am thinking of going on A, B, "medigapG" with no drug coverage so One to one will pay for my aubagio...My disability is too high to be on Medicaid and any of the other financial assistance programs.
This is Steve with the National MS Society.
I wanted to invite you to give us a call and discuss your situation with one of our Navigators. We'd be happy to go over the various options and help make sure you make the informed choices that work best for you. We have a lot of experience helping people sort through the various options with Medicare. You can reach us at 1-800-344-4867.
Personally, I cannot wait until I am unable to get onto Medicare. It will be better than my current insurance through disability, that has a $6000 deductible that I have to meet before it pays anything.
I too make too much from Disability to qualify for Medicaid. But I could use help with my medical bills.
Most of the MS drug companies will pay your deductible...ie One to One paid my 6000 deductible for 3 years while I was on obamacare...thats why I am not happy switching to medicare...however they said they may give me aubagio through patient assistance program if I have Medicare without drug coverage.