Like many of my millennial compatriots, I was booted from my parents' health plan when I turned 26. While my friends were shrugging health insurance off as just another growing pain of their 20s, I was panicking.
Going back to work was hard. So. Very. Hard. But with the mounting costs of cystic fibrosis, I didn't have a choice. The decision had been made for me.
Although not part of my son's “official” care team, our local pharmacist plays a key role in his cystic fibrosis care.
When I ran into a particularly difficult situation with my last job, the “d” word entered my lexicon for the first time: disability. While my life doesn't look like I thought it would, I have come to accept where I am and gained a new perspective on work and life.
If you receive financial assistance from Vertex GPS™ for a modulator therapy (e.g., Trikafta®, Symdeko®, Orkambi®, or Kalydeco®), you may be impacted by changes Vertex has made to its copay assistance program. The following tips can help you understand how you may be impacted and what next steps may be available to you.
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