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RE: [IP] RE: Insulin @ 69.00?

Are you saying that you are unable to pay and then be reimbursed by your
insurance?  If this was an option, I would expect that your insurance
would still cover insulin no matter where purchased, although you might
have to fill in paperwork on the pricing and conversion rate from CDN to
US $$s.

When I lived in the US and had US insurance I paid and was reimbursed
and they did pay for insulin purchased in Canada.  They used one of the
major newspaper conversion rates.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of TINA ROBERTSON
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 8:22 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] RE: Insulin @ 69.00?

Wow someone at Walmart in Reno sure missed the boat on the 69.95 price,
they charge me 78.95 for each bottle, so my insurance will only allow 3
bottles per month instead of the 4 I actually need.

As far as buying from Canada, that would be great if 2 things were
possible, (1) the Canadian pharmacy would honor my insurance and the
insurance would deal with Canadian pharmacies (2) the Canadian
pharmacies would carry & ship my insulin (which they claim they
don't/won't) as well as the rest of my monthly perscriptions (of the 7
things I get each month they only carry 1)



>I actually have Wal-Mart insurance and you have to use a Wal-Mart/Sam's

>pharmacy.  Sam's sells their insulin right at cost. I have seen the
sheet on >it.  They used to sell their test strips just below their cost
to get folks >to come in.  Interesting marketing idea. Like their milk
they have no markup >on it at all, and most often it's sold at a loss. >
>Anyhow, if I was paying out right for my insulin I would buy it from
that >location.  But as it stands I pay 20% for my 4 bottles a month,
pricey. > >Thanks anyhow, some one else here might need to know that. >
>Christene > > >Buy your insulin in Canada.  I just bought 6 vials at
humolog for $149 >Canadian at my local Costco pharmacy.  Then, you can
afford to ditch the odd >bottle.


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