Why Can’t I Get the Treatment My Doctor Wants
State: New Jersey
Congressional District: NJ07
Issues and Challenges
Nonny has encountered: Invisible Illness, Step-Therapy / Fail First
I have had asthma all my life and it has progressed to severe asthma requiring expensive biologics.
Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time to pursue these and get the prior authorization, the approval, the shipment and hope for a co-pay coverage. Insurance companies want you to try other medications first even though the doctor is ordering the biologic. The biologic may be expensive but it is not as expensive as recurring ER visits or hospitalizations.
My Motivation and Inspiration
My family is my continued inspiration.