Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Price is .........Right?


Two things:

  • I am profoundly and overwhelmingly grateful that my insurance covers the cost of my rituximab infusions as the picture of my statement above illustrates. 
  • $58,589.40 for ONE DOSE of rituximab? REALLY?

8 comments:

sue said...

Oh my goodness. That is quite the bill. Benefits are a wonderful thing.

Heda said...

Far out brussel sprout! Is that for real? I'm so sorry. Knowing you (al beit only as a long time reader of your blog) learning the cost of your treatments must have been a shock.

Vicki said...

You are blessed to have great insurance.

annie said...

Its' scary to be sick, but to be sick and not have insurance or bad insurance is very scary indeed. You are fortunate.

cargillwitch said...

so very very very very( did I say very enough?1) glad to be Canadian!!
I can't IMAGINE the extra burden of stress a chronic illness must put upon families in your country who have to pay for healthcare or hope insurance will cover.

Laura said...

...yikes! I feel for anyone with poorer, or no insurance, for whom that treatment would presumably not be an option. Scary expensive!

Anita Stafford said...

Wowzers! So glad you're covered!

Anonymous said...

No doubt this was administered at a hospital. Hospitals are obscenely overcharging for Rituxan infusions. I too have insurance but I get it done at a Drs office on principal (my little way of protesting) where the cost is $468 for the infusion and $7,000 per 1000mg for Rituxan so for both infusions within the 2 weeks cycle the bill is about $15,500 for two infusions of 1000mg each (total 2000mg). Includes premeds, saline etc. I only pay my deductible but still if I was uninsured I would do the Drs office route. $15,500 at drs office vs nearly $120,000 for hospital is ridiculous

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