Trikafta and Insurance

INSURANCE WARS: I wasn’t convinced that the Dark Side of the Force was real until I was introduced to Evil itself–insurance policies. After my doctor’s wrote out my order for the drug Trikafta, I waited a week to see if my specialty pharmacy had the Force to wrestle with my insurance company and obtain the glorious new drug. When it became clear that even the strongest Jedi were not capable of handling insurance, I stepped in and called to see what was the holdup–As it turns out, my insurance company secretly cancelled the order without informing me, my pharmacy, or my doctors. #FirstOrder

However, after putting in a series of pestering phone calls and messages to my insurance and CF prescribing team, my order was able to be covered in about two weeks.

SIDE NOTE: While I would’ve paid for the drug “out of pocket”, the only thing in my pockets are typically protein bar wrappers–the exchange rate of which rarely amount to the requisite $311,000 annually.