Disappointment

Well, my meds were delivered this morning. And I owe money on my prescription. I thought that all of my meds are covered now that I have my longterm illness card. But no. They arent. Apparently the longterm illness card only states that I am a diabetic, it doesnt state my other illnesses, like asthma, epilepsy, mental illness. Only my diabetic meds and my test strips and my cholesterol med is covered. So it means I still have to pay 12 euro a month, for the rest of my meds, I am only saving 8 euro because normally my meds cost 20 euro a month. Still I suppose saving 8 euro is better than making no savings at all. Still I feel that the forms for the longterm illness card should’ve been more clear about how they were going to assess your illnesses. I mean, when I initially filled out the application form, my doctor sent in a copy of my whole prescription with all of my meds on it. And on the form it said meds which are for asthma, epilepsy and mental illness would be covered…but now, I come to find out that they aren’t. Only my trulicity, my metformin, my test strips and my cholesterol med are covered. So yeah, I’m a little bit disappointed. But like I said, its better than having to fork out the 20 euro each month, I am saving 8 euro a month, that makes 96 euro I am saving per year. I have to look at it like that. I will put the 8 euro a month into my savings account, starting this month.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

12 thoughts on “Disappointment”

  1. Oh wow, well, saving something is sure better than nothing, but they definitely should be clearer about how they assess illnesses, because it sounds a bit like plain cheating and is indeed disappointing.

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      1. Thanks, I appreciate you mentioning it. There is a drug scheme but I’m not sure how that works. I’ll have to look into it I think it’s only for people who don’t have a medical card which I do have ✨🥳😊

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