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08-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Crohns is a rich mans disease!!

Im interested to see just how much us Crohnies spend a month on treatment!

I recieved a bill in the mail yesterday for the Capsule Endoscopy i had a few months back, and they want me to pay $11,000!!!
I have insurance, $300 a month...
Im sure that bill is something that I need to figure out with my insurance company...
..But it raised the question in my head, How much does Crohns disease actually cost for different people, in different places??

Im in Chicago, IL, USA
$300 a month for insurance.
$123 a month for Asacol,
$5 a month for Prednisone
$5 a month for Hydrocodone
$200 a month for Entocort
$40 a month for Levaquin
$30 copay for my doctors office

On a normal (meaning crohns active) month, I spend on average $500 a month on my health. Not including the strict diet I have to remain on...
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08-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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I always find it unbelievable how much people have to pay due to an illness they can do nothing about. I'm very fortunate to live in the UK so get everything free through the NHS. The system has it's flaws but when I see threads like this it makes me so much more grateful for it. I did have to pay for medications at first before getting my ostomy which cost around 7 a month per item (or you could pay for a certificate for so many months and that gets you all your meds for free) but now have a medical exemption certificate and get all my meds and supplys. I really don't know what I'd do if i had to pay or deal with insurance companies.
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08-31-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Oh yes..I believe crohns has been absolutely devastating financially for me! I had to stop working and go on disability..there went my gross annual income by two thirds. I luckily have great health insurance but even so, there are co pays for er visits and doctor visits. Drugs alone cost me about $400 a month.i filed bankruptcy in 2002 due to medical bills and am looking to having to do this yet again. And let's not forget costs such as tons of toilet paper and the assortment of butt cream and otcs to alleviate some symptoms.i agree..this disease costs plenty!
08-31-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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Its insane to me!
I actually had to choose between eating food for the month, or having my medicine.
My doctor screamed at me when he found out I chose food! lol
Robbo87, sounds to me like i need to move to the UK!!
Ckt, are you on public aid? if so, isnt that a pain the in butt more than crohns? lol!
08-31-2012, 12:22 PM   #5
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I have insurance through my work, but it doesn't pay for everything. And of course I pay a portion of my paycheck to get insurance through my work so there's a few hundred bucks every month. I have decent prescription coverage, so I pay $75 per month for my Asacol (without insurance it'd be about $500 per month). When I was on Entocort, that was also $75 per month (would be between $1000 and $1500 monthly without insurance!). Generics like pred, amitriptyline, etc are $10 per month with my plan, I'm not sure what they'd be without insurance.

As for doctor appointments and tests, I have a $500 deductible per person - so because my hubby and I are both covered, we need to spend $1000 out of pocket each year before insurance will pay anything. Then my insurance pays 80% and I pay 20%. So if I'm having a lot of tests and appointments, that can still add up pretty quickly. The first year I was ill, I racked up $6000 in doctor bills (that's what insurance didn't pay). Fortunately my hospital approved me for financial aid and those bills went away. It's really easy to get in medical debt in this country though, even with insurance. Right now I have a few hundred bucks in medical debt and I'm thankful it's not any more than that.
08-31-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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Cat-a-tonic, I have PPO insurance through my job, is that what you and the hubby have?
I have a $500 deductable and $1500 out of pocket.
The cover 80% as well after that, unless I walk into the emergency room... then my coverage deminishes...
Learned that the hard way...
08-31-2012, 12:51 PM   #7
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Shay..I actually have disability retirement through the federal government which is lucky for me. I get my insurance through them too. My health insurance is really one of the best in the us and STILL I have these crazy deductibles! I did hit the crohns lotto this end of year though when I hit catastrophic care and now until January I have no co pays..so I'm stocking up as much as I can! Our health care system really just bites the big one!how a country that has the resources that the us has and still can't seem to rank in the too ten globally for health care coverage is beyond me! I count myself very blessed. I have a friend who does have public assistance and they do the minimum for her when she turns up at the er.
08-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #8
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Good old NHS!
I pay 28 every 3 months, a pre paid prescription card.
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08-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #9
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ya kno, im starting to think the UK might be my next endevor! lol!
08-31-2012, 02:15 PM   #10
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The NHS isn't exactly "free", is it? 20% of the tax you pay goes to fund it. So it is the luck (or unluck) of the draw whether what you pay in is less or more than what you get out. Plus I must say the standard of care is pretty poor for the amount it costs the UK taxpayer per year. Having said that at least everyone gets healthcare no matter their situation which is more than can be said for other countries.

I am quite thankful I have private insurance free through my work (costs them 20 per month) which has paid for everything so far. The main bonus is getting access to treatment really quickly. For example, you can get an appointment with the consultant, or any other test/treatment within a couple of days usually, versus the weeks or even months waiting time on the NHS. My health would definitely have deteriorated a lot further had I had to wait on the nhs waiting list for things.

I recently got a statement through from the Insurance company, and I have racked up the following in about 4 months:

MRI scan x 2 = 1500 per scan
15 minutes consultant appointment = 120 per appointment (not bad work if you can get it!).
Blood sample = 60 per test (lost count of how many of these they've taken)
Colonoscopy = 400 for the consultant fees, 600 for the hospital.
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (as above)
Ultrasound = 300
X-ray = 100 a go
Stay in hospital = 100 per night
Humira/Adalimumab = 400 per injection (plus 200 for the training session with the nurse). Insurance company paying for 3 months of this.
140 Prednisolone 5mg tablets = 11

So yeh, expensive stuff....
08-31-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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That is a good point heisenberg... I spend alot of money for my insurance, so it is very easy for me to get into the doctor/hospital, because they know they will get paid.
My sister, she is on public aid (free medical insurance paid with US tax dollars) and she can not seem to find a doctor to see her.. She was diagnosed with diverticulitis a few years back, and the hospital sent her home before the diagnosis was complete. When i was diagnosed with Crohns, i sat in the hospital for over 2 weeks, because they wanted to make sure they were diagnosing me correctly.. (that or milking my insurance company for money)

I guess there is no bright side to the spectrum. I can complain about how much of my paycheck goes to medical and insurance.. but at the end of the day, the people who dont pay for it, are not getting the proper care.
08-31-2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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You got that right I'm about to go spend about 150 on stuff I cant afford that I need like bags. I have 4 kids and a single mother it's extremely hard!
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08-31-2012, 03:05 PM   #13
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Cat-a-tonic, I have PPO insurance through my job, is that what you and the hubby have?
I have a $500 deductable and $1500 out of pocket.
The cover 80% as well after that, unless I walk into the emergency room... then my coverage deminishes...
Learned that the hard way...
Yep, I have a PPO through my work. (I almost wrote POO there instead of PPO, hah!) Mine fortunately does cover ER visits though, at least the 80% that is covered. We found that out last year when my hubby had a horrible kidney stone attack. We didn't know what was going on but he was in such horrible pain so we went to the ER. They gave him pain meds and did a CT and some x-rays. Total ER bill was about $5000 and we ended up paying about $1000 of that, insurance paid the rest. Still ridiculously expensive but I'm glad they paid most of it anyway.
09-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #14
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Without my husband's insurance through his work, an infusion of Remicade (which I am getting every 4 weeks) would be unattainable for me at a whopping $3000 CAD per infusion. I understand that there is some financial support provided through a connection with the hospital for people who don't have adequate insurance but man, that still wouldn't make it an option.
09-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #15
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09-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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Yep, our healthcare in the US-while I feel that I DO always receive very good CARE-the cost is completely unreal! We live in Indiana, so we're probably similar in the market as far as cost goes for our healthcare.

Here is my situation: We are self-employed, so that means we have to find our own insurance. My original insurance dropped me after I was diagnosed with Crohn's. So, I'm on a federally eligible program (not Medicaid) for people who have pre-existing conditions, but here is the catch-the insurance is:
-$500/month; $2500 deductible (medical and pharmacy expenses) and $5000 out of pocket max. And that doesn't even include my husband or three children and their insurance premiums/deductibles!!!
-This means that I have had to pay $920 for one month of Entocort and I'm waiting for the bills from the CT scan and lab work that were done two weeks ago, but it's safe to assume I've met my deductible at this point, but may not have completely met my max out of pocket.
-We are learning to cut our expenses and budget for my health expenditures.

Needless to say, I hope that the new healthcare reform that has passed is able to go into affect to help all of us with pre-existing health conditions. Maybe it will AT THE VERY LEAST give us a break on our insurance premiums.

But you are so very right, in our country, it is almost as if we are being punished-not only physically, but also financially-because we have a disease that we had no control over. I am a relatively young, fit person. I ran a half marathon last year at 21 weeks pregnant. 13 weeks later I found out I had Crohn's disease. This disease does not discriminate. It is an outrage that we don't have a better system in place for healthcare.

OK, Rant over. In short, I agree with you, Shay.
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09-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #17
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Because I have a colostomy I have a medical exemption card so i can get all of my medical prescriptions for FREE. Although I pay about 50 a month for private health care, I don't need to. I only pay for private health care so that if I have elective surgery I can have it in the comfort and privacy of a private hospital. Also because I developed Crohn's whilst paying the insurance I am covered for it. If I stopped paying the insurance and then started it up again I would lose my Crohn's cover. I feel so fortunate to be in UK where we have the NHS, it has its faults but compared to other countries it is amazing! We UK citizens should be very very grateful.
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09-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #18
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I'm not far away from you!! I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio. My family is self employeed also so I know how this is such a mess!







Yep, our healthcare in the US-while I feel that I DO always receive very good CARE-the cost is completely unreal! We live in Indiana, so we're probably similar in the market as far as cost goes for our healthcare.

Here is my situation: We are self-employed, so that means we have to find our own insurance. My original insurance dropped me after I was diagnosed with Crohn's. So, I'm on a federally eligible program (not Medicaid) for people who have pre-existing conditions, but here is the catch-the insurance is:
-$500/month; $2500 deductible (medical and pharmacy expenses) and $5000 out of pocket max. And that doesn't even include my husband or three children and their insurance premiums/deductibles!!!
-This means that I have had to pay $920 for one month of Entocort and I'm waiting for the bills from the CT scan and lab work that were done two weeks ago, but it's safe to assume I've met my deductible at this point, but may not have completely met my max out of pocket.
-We are learning to cut our expenses and budget for my health expenditures.

Needless to say, I hope that the new healthcare reform that has passed is able to go into affect to help all of us with pre-existing health conditions. Maybe it will AT THE VERY LEAST give us a break on our insurance premiums.

But you are so very right, in our country, it is almost as if we are being punished-not only physically, but also financially-because we have a disease that we had no control over. I am a relatively young, fit person. I ran a half marathon last year at 21 weeks pregnant. 13 weeks later I found out I had Crohn's disease. This disease does not discriminate. It is an outrage that we don't have a better system in place for healthcare.

OK, Rant over. In short, I agree with you, Shay.
09-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #19
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Yes. I have Crohns, Essential Tremor, and Sleep Apnea. My wife has Epilepsy and other issues. We paid out of pocket almost $13,000.00 last year. We changed our insurance to a High Deductible plan because with that plan our out of pocket expense is limited to $5,000.00 per family for the year, so I am hopeful that will cut down on our expenses, but......
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09-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #20
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The us system just doesn't work.period. I was in an nhs hospital on the isle of eight during a vacation this year..whilst my first nhs experience in university hospital in London really about killed me..really..they allowed my appendix to rupture as I was misdiagnosed.. The last one was excellent. I had both gi doctors and the surgery team looking over me..admittedly my admission was delayed bec they couldn't decide which service to put me in, that happens in the states too. It's just hospital politics!
I have yet to get a bill from them either. I do have excellent health insurance that covered me internationally the same as here but still..in the USA they would be sending sheaths of bills!
09-07-2012, 02:43 AM   #21
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YIkes . I paid $30.00/asacol, $15.00/entocort,$30.00/azathioprine, $40.00 for specialist visit. I had a egd and colonoscopy at an independent outpatient surgery center and the bill was about $300.00 after insurance. When it was done at a hospital its was about $700.00. My insurance is about 300 a month.I switched to humira and now its only $5.00 a month yippee!
09-09-2012, 02:33 AM   #22
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Here is how the system works in Finland.

We have government insurance (like in UK) that is paid from tax money. So we also have a relatively high tax.


The government pays either 42% or 72% (this depends on your diagnosis and what meds you use) is paid of your prescription meds. This is up to a limit of 700. Once the 700 is used up the rest of the meds for that calendar year is free with a charge of 1.5/ perchase of med.

So a couple examples. If a person is using Azatrioprine the cost of 700/year would not exeed. So this person would pay 28% of the price of this medication him self. (I dont know the actual cost since I have been of Aza for years now).

Second example. A person using humira would cross over the 700 yearly limit on the first purchas of Humira. So after that every time he gets his meds he pays a 1.5 puchase fee to get his meds.This is for all other prescriptions drugs too. At the start of a new year again he would pay the 700.


We have our meds categorized so that some belong ito the system of the government and some dont. Sadly lots of the vitamis, mineral and things I need for my short gut are not in it. So my med expenses are about 130 a month. For me this is from Imodium, vitamins and the powder I use for my electrolyte drink. So I pay 700/years + about 130 a mont.

On top of this there are fees to see the doctor. Each visit to a specialist is 27 (I think) and a general doctor I think it like 11. A night at a hospital is about 35/night. This is for the public healt care. Labs, x-rays and nurse consulting is free.

So in addition to my meds I have some doctor fees aswell. On top of this I have expenses from using a LOT of TP. And I have a bit of a specialized diet as well. Also all the trips to and from the doctors office.

We do have one more benefit here. If you have large medical expenses AND have an illness that effects your everyday life making life just a bit harder you can apply for some medical support money. There is 3 levels of this the least being just under 90/month, the second is about 200/month and the highest is 400/month. The thing is that in order to recieve this money your expenses have to be greater that the amount you will recieve (and they wont exept just anything as expenses. Like I am having a hard time for them to agree that I use more TP then average person and that actually costs me money). But still. It helps.

Oh and ALL ostomy bags and discs (flangs is it?) and most other materials like paste or what ever you may need are free.
09-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #23
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I will fully admit that I have no idea what my medical coverage costs at this point. My boyfriend keeps track of all the paperwork that comes in about doctor appointments, hospital stays, and medications. Not saying he's paying them, just that he keeps them organized for me.

I'm on Disability, so I receive SSI, SSDI, food stamps, Medicare, Mainecare (basically medicade), and WellCare for my prescriptions.

I've paid a nominal two dollars here and there for prescriptions, but other than that, almost everything is paid. My Cimzia is crazy expensive, so I get it through the mail through WellCare, because it's less expensive for them to do it that way, and I've had to pay them, but it's less that five dollars a month.

While that's amazing, it also means that my boyfriend and I can't get married. He works for the state and has great medical coverage, but nothing compared to what I have now. Basically we can't afford to get married, and that really hurts to know that my Crohn's is holding me back.

I do remember being about 25 and my father way paying bills. He signed a check and smiled. It was the last of the bills from when I was a teenager and under his medical insurance. I'm sure my medical bills, if I wasn't covered the way I am, would be more than I could ever make in my lifetime. I honestly don't know how most people make it financially.
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09-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #24
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I was diagnosed whilst living in the UK so I've been fortunate enough to get coverage through the NHS which is funded by our tax - I pay for my prescriptions which is about 7 pounds per item per month (which at the moment is Prednisone and Azathioprine) and I've thankfully not had to pay for my GI appointments or hospital stays. I'm moving back to Australia in a couple of months where I have private health insurance and we have Medicare - it will be interesting to see how it compares.
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09-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #25
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I am fortunate to be Canadian because my healthcare is free. Also I have prescription coverage so I only pay approx. $3/month for my Meds. But all Dr's visits, procedures, hospital stays, etc. are free.
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09-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #26
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Its braking me. I'm 27 and my parents still have to pay my medical bills. I don't know what the ppl do who don't have that support. I pay health insurance which has been a god sent! My last hospital stay/surgery would have cost $2000 and I've had 3 this year. Not to mention meds. To top it off ive now been diagnose with Endomeatriosis which is attached to my bowel cause crohns pains. The pill adds another $80 and $250 each time I see the Gyno!
09-13-2012, 02:37 AM   #27
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I'm in Ireland. We have a threshold on the amount you can spend on medications each month is 132 euro. My medications reach this threshold every month though. so:
Meds 132 - a month
Insurance VHI 68 euro a month- the insurance will cover me as a public patient over here we have a weird public/private health system. in 2 years time they will also cover me as a private patient. this is because i had crohns when i joined and you have to wait 5 years for full cover. but i'm lucky i have a good public hospital so it doesn't really affect me.
then of course there are the doctors visits 40 euro a consultation - and there have been a lot of those lately!!
And I got these supplements to try and heal my gut but they like 50 euro. So certainly i would agree with you its a rich mans disease!!
funnily enough here in ireland there is a medical card for long term illnesses but Crohn's disease is still not on the list.
09-13-2012, 02:56 AM   #28
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My doctor visits, tests and meds are all paid for 100% by Medi-Cal. They don't cover dental anymore (except for emergency extractions) and some other things that don't affect me and they now charge a $5 copay for ER visits. Without it, I don't even want to imagine how much it would cost to keep me alive. Chances are I'd be filing for bankruptcy every chance I got. :/
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10-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #29
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My coworkers wonder why I come in most days, hunkered over my cart at work. Working with one hand on my gut, and one hand stocking product. When you spend $300/paycheck on your medical insurance, it leaves little leeway (supporting a family of 4) to take proper care of yourself. My most recent Emergency Room visit (3 days after Christmas, didn't want to ruin the holiday for my family) totaled $1600 out of pocket for a CT scan and 4 shots of morphine to dull the pain. The ER doc got extremely mad at me when I refused to be admitted to the hospital for 2 weeks of testing (she actually threw a hissy fit and tried to admit me anyway.....how do you afford that bill when you can't work? I'm still trying to pay off $600 of that visit, destroyed my perfect credit report and any chance of my wife and myself buying a house. I had just put an offer down on a house when 3 bills hit my credit report, that I wasn't even aware of due to the ER making a spelling mistake in my address.

I choose to endure the pain and side effects, so my family doesn't have to endure the financial strain.
10-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #30
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I live IN Quebec canada,

We have global healthcare that we all contribute to by Paycheck deduction. I also have a private insurance through my work (for my entire family 2 adults and 3 kids it cost me 60 per 2 weeks) My Wife also has private insurance through her work (25 per 2 weeks. she takes the minimum) With both insurance all of our medicine (pills and the likes are free.

My remicade is also covered by both of our insurance.

remi every 6 weeks double dose 10 000$

Just that much would of killed me a long time ago. I'm on my 14th infusion.

Everything related to my doctor is paid through the medicare. Thank god.

So every year through pay check deduction I pay 1560$ and my wife pays 650$ that's all we are required to pay to get unlimited medication and doctor care. I get to see my doctor whenever I need to and that is usually ever 2 month for a review. If I have to go to the emergency room I can wait up to 4 to 6 hours but I do get treatment right away if it's a real emergency. So it's not that bad for free medical care.

It really is crazy to see a country like the US that is a major world power, a major country that fights for freedom and at the same time lets her people die from illness. Strange indeed.
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Getting 5mg now. full dose. cost 5500$ )
Purinathol 75mg a day


3 resections
2 colostomy
One Ileostomy
Back to normal since May 2015
On Remicade Since April 2011 I am alive again!
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