Greetings. I am in the US but find reading these blog posts and questions mostly from the UK very interesting. I do have a question comparing the two health care systems. I was diagnosed with RA about 2 years ago. Right now, I'm taking methotrexate, plaquenil, folic acid, vitamin D and calcium. Things are going down hill (I'm flairing and in much more pain than I have been in the past) and my rheumy wants to put me on a biologic (cimzia). With the private insurance plans here in the US, I have a high deductible and have to pay $1200.00 for my prescription to be filled. I've been saving up for a few months to get that money together. Everyone I talk to here about it is amazed that I have to pay that much to get this prescription and all the biologics are the same price. While I'm trying to save, my RA is getting worse and it's hard to work or do anything for that matter. I'm curious how the system works in the UK. Thanks for listening.
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