Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #305
Ah, well, that's true of private insurance too. Most pumpers have expenses paid
by insurance that are far more than what we pay in premiums, so someone else us
paying for us too. In the end, we all pay for everything for everyone. In the
case of SSI or social security or Medicare or Medicaid, it's just funneled
through the government instead of private business (although the health programs
also often involve private business too ).
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> On Dec 16, 2013, at 16:18, "Jan Chait" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> To take this a step further, the programs mentioned don't generate any
> income on their own: They're all funded by taxes. So not only is nothing
> free, it's coming out of *our* pockets.
> Jan and Elvis
> From Tina email @ redacted
> Unfortunately, many people are not in your situation, and everybody is
> unique, I know.
> I have had Medicaid and SSI at the same time in the past, had co-pays, but
> were low. Was not on the pump at that time, so can't speak to that.
> Everyone's set up is different. Since you are not paying anything or
> receiving bills for it, just means that someone else is paying them, be it
> VA, SSI, Medicare or Medicaid.
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Medicare and pump rental.
> Why would anyone want to "rent" an insulin pump <snip> I get everything free
> from MM/medicare. No bills, no co pays no hassle, evry month I get what I
> need, senors, strips resv quik sets..etc. Been since March 13. I don't even
> need tocall or submit a request for a refill.
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