|"Starting January 1, 2016, your Cigna plan won't cover the medications listed below. This means that if you continue to use any of these medications past January 1, 2016, you'll have to pay the full cost of the medication."|
Now I’m sure you have no idea what this means to me, so let me try to explain it to you. Pretend you’re going to buy a new pair of shoes. And you are told that shoes now only come in size 5 or size 9. And your foot? It is a size 7. Oh, but don’t worry, it’s all still shoes! Look at all these people happily walking around in size 5 and size 9 shoes with no problems whatsoever.
Ridiculous, right? Those happy people clearly have size 5 or size 9 feet. But you don’t. Those sizes won’t work for you. Sure, you can cram your foot in a size 5 and walk around, but soon you’ll be dealing with blisters and bleeding and foot cramps to start, and it will only get worse from there. Or you can slip right into the size 9 and then trip and fall and lose the shoes. Neither are an actual solution for your body.
This whole analogy sounds preposterous, right? That’s because it is. And so is your letter. Apidra is my size 7. Humalog and Novolog are my size 5 and 9. I’ve tried them. They are not a solution for my body.
I will fight for my size 7 shoes.