There is Help To Get Your Medication and Supplies

There are millions of individuals with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more.  Their supplies and medication are expensive, and it’s not always easy to find help.  However, there is help available through an organization that was started by a nurse to help support those who struggle with the expense chronic illness.

 Recently, a report on the Today Show by the Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP) offered some staggering statistics related to Baby Boomers and Healthcare. There are about 78 million Baby Boomers living in the United States.  According to AARP, there are some statistics that are bleak.  Research shows that many Baby Boomers’ are quite worried about their ability to afford their Medical Care in 2009.  In fact, 21% surveyed stated they were “not very or not at all confident” and 23% stated they were “somewhat confident.”  As for being able to pay for prescription drugs in 2009, 17% surveyed stated they were “not very or not at all confident” and 22% stated they were “somewhat confident.”  

Many Boomers stated that they had to cut down on the amount of prescription medicationthey took or they had to skip doses because they could not afford them.  This was especially true of individuals between the age of 45-64. 

For those who have a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, many will require daily medication and other healthcare products including diabetic testing supplies, insulin, syringes, ostomy supplies and incontinence products.  The cost of such supplies varies significantly, from less than a hundred dollars per month to well into the thousands of dollars per month depending upon whether there are other chronic health conditions being treated.  Individuals dealing with these issues need to start looking at lower priced supplies and medication and alternative programs to help offset costs including applying for assistance through the drug companies.

There is also a new service called Baby Boomer Medical, Inc. and www.directbuymedical.com  which was started by a registered nurse who had helped people find affordable ways to get medicine and supplies for many years.   She states that “by focusing on this one healthcare need I am able to keep prices low as I am not constrained by the guidelines of Medicare or other Insurances.  By working with our healthcare product manufacturers we are able to offer multiple affordable healthcare product solutions as well as setting up product sampling for consumer trial before having to buy a product that might not be ideal for our customers’ need.” 

She also recommends that you shop around and” contact your product manufacturer, many of which will have clinical staff you can consult with.  They can help to insure you are using their products effectively and may be able to offer ways for you to optimize the use of their products.  Knowledge is power and asking is free, so seek out resources that are willing to work with you.”

It’s good to know that there is help available through someone -and her company – who truly understands the situation and who cares about the people she serves.

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