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Re: [IP] Glucagon Kit

> You are correct, Michael.  I have, on the letterhead, 'The Assembly
> - State of New York', a document entitled "Coverage Under New York's
> Diabetes Insurance Mandate".  Under the heading "What is Covered?",
> among other items, it specifically mentions all insulin
> preparations, Glucagon, syringes, & injection aids.  It concludes
> the somewhat lengthy list with "All other services, supplies or
> equipment certified as appropriate by the Commissioner of the New
> York State Department of Health.
> By the way, I was recently denied coverage for pump batteries, which
> is also covered under the mandate.  I spoke with my HMO and they
> want a letter from my doctor stating that the batteries are
> necessary for he pump.  As far as I am concerned this is harassment.
>  The insurance industry just wants us to force them to obey the law.
>  Those of us who do not go to the trouble means extra dollars for
> them.

In most states harrassment will subject them to severe penalities 
from the insurance commissioner -- I would certainly file a complaint 
with the insurance department stating your position. You have nothing 
to lose and it may help the next person.

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