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Wondering: Insurance approval of ipi when/if FDA approved?

Forums General Melanoma Community Wondering: Insurance approval of ipi when/if FDA approved?

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    Rocco
    Participant

    Anyone else concerned that insurance companies might balk at approving the cost of ipi/Yervoy treatments (off trial)  if/when FDA moves forward for approval of it? 

    Has anyone had experience continuing with a drug going from trial to mainstream and dealing with insurance approvals, etc? 

    Just curious..

    Anyone else concerned that insurance companies might balk at approving the cost of ipi/Yervoy treatments (off trial)  if/when FDA moves forward for approval of it? 

    Has anyone had experience continuing with a drug going from trial to mainstream and dealing with insurance approvals, etc? 

    Just curious..

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      LynnLuc
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      I can only imagine it is going to be expensive and insurance companies are going to try and get out of it…I know Temozolomide ( Temodar) was partially covered by my Blue Cross and Blue Shield…my co pay  wasabout 1800 a month…on top of the 660 my hubby paid to have me on his insurance….9 months on it and the stuff stopped working they figure around the 7th month…I did qualify for medicaid for awhile though…with no promises of cure I wonder if insurance companies will settle for the fact it does give some people durable respnses. I hope so…;ife is precious…I am hoping and wondering the same about MDX 1106…as it is my booster vaccine I will continue on for 2 years and if I remain NED my onc says I should probably stay on it for a long time….maybe life long even

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      LynnLuc
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      I can only imagine it is going to be expensive and insurance companies are going to try and get out of it…I know Temozolomide ( Temodar) was partially covered by my Blue Cross and Blue Shield…my co pay  wasabout 1800 a month…on top of the 660 my hubby paid to have me on his insurance….9 months on it and the stuff stopped working they figure around the 7th month…I did qualify for medicaid for awhile though…with no promises of cure I wonder if insurance companies will settle for the fact it does give some people durable respnses. I hope so…;ife is precious…I am hoping and wondering the same about MDX 1106…as it is my booster vaccine I will continue on for 2 years and if I remain NED my onc says I should probably stay on it for a long time….maybe life long even

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