Health insurance and prescription assistance

Some people have difficulties obtaining coverage and paying for tests and treatments needed for osteoporosis and bone health. Here's a good place to share resources and experiences that may benefit others here.


Coverage Rules for Scans

  • By BonesBonesBones · New reply March 8, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Today, our local radiology firm informed my mother that she can only receive medicare coverage for a prescribed bone density scan every TWO years. In contrast, Mom's physician (a noted endocrinologist ...

Medicare Part D coverage

  • By ClaireG · New reply March 5, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hello everyone, As you may know, there has been a proposal to change Medicare Part D, including prescription drug coverage. NOF, and other organizations, are very concerned. We've provided more information ...


  • By Coveman · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 196 replies
  • HOW HAS OBAMACARE EFFECTED YOU PERSONALLY?? 1. Please list where you live NJ, Calif, Nebraska. etc. 2. If you experienced a change in coverage, please find out if was caused by AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.or ...

Reporter needs to speak with someone

  • By ClaireG · Posted January 29, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hello all, We received a request from Kaiser Health News for help with a story about the uncertainty over drug cost-sharing programs and how this uncertainty impacts people with chronic illnesses. She ...

US Government sues Novartis AGAIN!

spunkyblondie (Inactive)
  • By spunkyblondie (Inactive) · New reply April 29, 2013
  • 24 replies
  • Well, this pretty much fits into what I've been saying all along. I think big pharma is in bed with the Docs! Couldn't find a really good topic category... y-again-212953543.html ...

Forteo hopeful

  • By agrist65 · New reply April 28, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I am a 48 year old female - mostly good health with very strong family history of osteoporosis. (My older sister broke her hip at age 50.) I was diagnosed earlier this year with osteoporosis, too. My ...


  • By king55104 · New reply April 27, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum Blue of Minnesota cover the Reclast Infusion? My 81 year old mother also has Medicare A and B.? Thanks King55104 ...

Celebrate With Me!

MsDot (Inactive)
  • By MsDot (Inactive) · New reply April 16, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened my mail today. SOCIAL SECURITY GRANTED MY DISABILITY PAYMENTS EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 1, 2013 AND I'LL GET MY FIRST CHECK IN MAY!!!!! I cried tears of relief for ...


FragileLady (Inactive)
  • By FragileLady (Inactive) · New reply March 25, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • I started taking Forteo 2 weeks ago. I paid $1,206.17 for one month, AHHHH!! I told my doctor and he got the Forteo people to call me the other day. This lady was so kind, she is getting my money refunded ...

Forteo Question

  • By Texastreat · New reply January 9, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • So I accidentally left my Forteo pen out of the fridge last night. So now it's ruined from what I can tell in the paperwork. Anyone else have this happen to them? Did you insurance pay for a replacement ...

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