I’ve read a rant or two in the personal finance blogosphere recently and now it’s my turn! I’m infuriated at the cost of prescriptions here in the United States. My fury is a personal one and I’m going to make it my personal mission to find alternatives.
Before I begin, I should remind you all I work for a broker/third party administrator so I know a thing or two about health insurance.
I’m Violating My Own HIPAA
Okay so I’ll get personal (like I haven’t done that before – haha!) to give a backstory to my rising frustrations. When I was 23 years old I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). My dad has it too so like father like daughter.
It’s an autoimmune disorder that results in inflammation. That inflammation is primarily in the sacroiliac joint and spin; however, it can also affect the chest, eyes, and some other joints as well.
Flare-ups are generally treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Although, I’ve been treated with steroids for eye flare-ups.