Colin Smith is recovering from multiple myeloma. Smith had assistance to pay for post-transplant medication that costs thousands of dollars per month. For two months, two different foundations helped cover his costs. Blue Cross of Idaho then said he couldn’t get help from anyone else to cover his out-of-pocket costs. “The (drugs) to keep him alive we cannot get,” says Lavona Husted, his caretaker and friend and advocate, lining up all the other medications Smith takes. Blue Cross eventually determined it erred in rejecting Smith’s aid and began covering his medication.
Colin Smith is recovering from multiple myeloma. Smith had assistance to pay for post-transplant medication that costs thousands of dollars per month. For two months, two different foundations helped cover his costs. Blue Cross of Idaho then said he couldn’t get help from anyone else to cover his out-of-pocket costs. “The (drugs) to keep him alive we cannot get,” says Lavona Husted, his caretaker and friend and advocate, lining up all the other medications Smith takes. Blue Cross eventually determined it erred in rejecting Smith’s aid and began covering his medication. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Colin Smith is recovering from multiple myeloma. Smith had assistance to pay for post-transplant medication that costs thousands of dollars per month. For two months, two different foundations helped cover his costs. Blue Cross of Idaho then said he couldn’t get help from anyone else to cover his out-of-pocket costs. “The (drugs) to keep him alive we cannot get,” says Lavona Husted, his caretaker and friend and advocate, lining up all the other medications Smith takes. Blue Cross eventually determined it erred in rejecting Smith’s aid and began covering his medication. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com

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