I reached my out of pocket maximum for prescription drugs in my first month!
The Crizotinib (Xalkori is the name brand) ended up costing me $1,101.84. This number is not 20% of retail + $20 as my insurance plan states. This number is simply what brings me to my out of pocket maximum, $1,500. From here on out the drug SHOULD cost me my co-pay of $20 for a 30-day supply. On Kaiser my drug had no co-pay what-so-ever, it was free. (Kaiser….the good ol’ days.)
I’m unsure what the retail price is for Walgreens Specialty- the pharmacy that is filling my prescription. It will be interesting to see how the retail price compares to Kaiser’s price of $12,000 for a 30-day supply.
Putting up a fight against cancer is expensive! AND I have what people call “good” insurance.