Even Pamela Anderson admitted that the treatment for hepatitis C is too expensive. She was one of the lucky ones back in 2012 that received treatment with both Sovaldi (sofosbuvir 400mg) and ribavirin.
She’s doing good now. However, she wants to get out there and fight for those with hepatitis C. She wants people to know there are options to get the treatment you as a human being deserve.
First and foremost go through your insurance company, when they deny you, appeal again and again. If they still deny you treatment, go through a patient assistance program.
Some hepatitis C treatments are even more expensive, take for example Harvoni, with a whopping price tag of $95,000 for 84 tablets, 12 week regimen. What if your doctor or gastroenterologist told you you need 24 weeks of treatment, that will cost you $190,000.
The rationale is, “a liver transplant will cost $577,100 (2011 figures)”. So, anything below that makes financial sense. You’re kidding right?
If you still are not able to get treatment, email Melissa McKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our hepatitis C advocates at 1-858-952-1077, 24/7.
For some reason, most journalists and folks in the media do not add up the costs associated with treating a hepatitis C patient. Yes, Sovaldi, Harvoni, Epclusa, Daklinza and other direct acting antivirals are expensive. What about the doctors visits, blood work, HCV antibody test, HCV RNA test, follow ups and so on easily add up to over $100,000 to $250,000. That is just for treating hepatitis C.
Rather than continuing the diatribe on the costs of hepatitis C treatments in the US, let us be more positive. Today, you can procure generics of Sovaldi, Harvoni, Epclusa & Daklinza just by emailing or making a phone call.
You deserve the right to life and life saving treatments.
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