Ankylose This! Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Friday, March 10, 2006

AS sufferer hit by disability cutbacks

Auto parts supplier Dana Corp has, in the course of filing for bankruptcy, has cut benefits to employees on long-term disability -- meaning they will no longer receive disability payments or health insurance. That has left Terry Stephens, a 44-year-old Dana employee who went on long-term disability last July due to his ankylosing spondylitis, in a dire situation, especially since one medication costs $1,700 a month (almost certainly an anti-TNF drug). Via Bent Not Broken.

Update 3/15: More on Terry Stephens from The Morning Sun, a Michigan daily.

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