Help Mindie beat the insurance company!!

Mindie is having a really difficult time right now..both physically and financially. Her bone marrow is not producing mature red blood cells. Add that to the rheumatoid arthritis, a mass in her one functioning (sort of functioning) kidney, recurring bladder cancer, and other medical problems and you have one very sick woman. She is a trooper; many of may not be aware of how ill she really is. Adding to her stress is the crippling financial cost of her illness. As an example. she has spent 10 hours on the phone this week with her insurance (ha!) company and an organization whose stated purpose is to help uninsured and under insured people with prescription drug costs. Mindie takes 22 prescriptions every day. That works out to 264 prescriptions to pay for every year. Her insurance partially pays for 36 of those prescriptions. She put the 3 most expensive ones through her insurance every month and pays for the rest. The aforementioned organization denied her claim for assistance on an an expensive additional drug prescribed by a specialist because her insurance company said it was a covered drug and she still has refills available to use for the year. Yes, they will cover it but then some other prescription will not be covered. Can't seem to get them to understand. She is so frustrated. I could go on about physician co-pays, blood transfusions and MRIs, etc. but I think it is clear that the medical costs are killing her...literally. Please don' t assume there is some magic program to pay for all this...there isn't. Americans are woefully unaware of the disparity of care in this country. I know she is not your responsibility. I also know she will die before her time from this disease....before me probably. I would just like her to have some peace of mind while she is still alive. I would like her to not wake up every day wondering if their bank account is overdrawn. I would like her to not have to sign a waiver every month stating that she is declining medical care...because she can't afford it. I would like her to have a little fun.
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Jennifer Klempner 
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Toledo, OH
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