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Re: [IP] Re: Medicare and pump rental



Urb Anism - you expressed my feelings so well.  I too am able to stay on
the pump due the generosity of IP members.   God Bless.

Liliana


On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Urb Anism <email @ redacted> wrote:

> >> I know there are many others on this group that pay little or nothing
> for supplies but we do not boast about it or rub it in.<<
>
> Many IP members, myself included, only remain on the pump due to donated
> supplies from other members' generosity. If I was on Lantus, I hate to
> think what would've happened to me. Thanks to all the members who make
> pumping possible for me and other members in need. They are generous, and
> sensitive to the trials of diabetes.
>
> Members who boast and brag ad nauseum about their "I GET EVERYTHING NO
> COST!!!!" status demonstrate a suspicious lack of sensitivity, a  disregard
> for those nuanced (and not so nuanced) social cues that indicate distaste
> and disgust. The implicit AND explicit rules for this discourse
> illude them. Then someone just says, "Shut up, already!" and they keep it
> up. That means they not only don't get it, they can't get it.
>
> So, I have to assume such people can't really do any better, for whatever
> reason? They might have cognitive issues--who knows? I conclude that such
> posts need to go directly to trash, because they are hurtful, and serve no
> purpose to anyone except the ones who are shouting "NO COST!" Their
> gloating tone is unmistakable. But they can't help themselves...do they
> even know all caps ns shouting? Perhaps not.
>
> Ironically, they make me value members who are generous with supplies and
> knowledge that m{ch more. I've learned so much about Medicare here! And
> I've stayed on the pump for A YEAR AFTER LOSING MY INSURANCE!
>
> Something worth shouting about--thank you!
>
> B
>
> On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, Siles wrote:
>
> > On 12/18/2013 07:17 PM, Jan Chait wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On Tuesday, you responded to Siles, who also has gotten pumps without
> >> paying
> >> anything out of pocket for them, with: "I'm SO Glad I'm not the only
> >> person(s) who get pumps & stuff from  Meidcare
> >> for frre   NO COST!!!"
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Siles does not make the cost - or, in your case, non-cost - of anything
> >> the
> >> subject of every post. In fact, this is the first time he's said
> anything
> >> about that, as far as I know.
> >>
> >>
> >>  Jan,
> >
> > You are correct in that I never brought up my costs of supplies before.
> It
> > came up as part of my answer to renting a pump.As a former chairman and
> > board member of a Pumpers support group I know there are many others on
> > this group that pay little or nothing for supplies but we do not boast
> > about it or rub it in.
> >
> > My costs are only a matter of concern to me and not the group. My
> > insurance has always been great thanks to contracts negotiated by the CWA
> > (Communications Workers of America) with General Telephone (now Verizon).
> > As for what I do for this group,  I have been a monthly contributor for
> > about 10 years and have donated Insulin and supplies mostly through
> > Michael. I do not boast about it because that is between me and my
> > conscience. TZADAKAH.
> >
> > Off my soapbox for now.
> >
> > Siles (MODY 3)
> > .
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