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Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM



Wondering why NH dems need to pass a bill for something that already  
 exists? CGM's covered by Medicare for those of age & on SSID. Been for years
that I know of.  But, hey, our lovely government  at work doing whats 
already done.
 
 
In a message dated 2/17/2014 5:52:31 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
email @ redacted writes:

Now that  I write a blog, I don't post much at insulin Pumpers anymore. I do
read it,  but there is only so much writing I can do about diabetes.

Sue Berger,  who is a contributor to my blog, wrote a blogpost today about 
what
you can  do to support H.R. 3710: Medicare CGM Coverage Act. Sue has been in
contact  with the Legal Assistant of Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] who is the 
sponsor
of  the bill and Sue outlines the steps that Shea-Porter's assistant would  
like
us to take.

The link for the post  is:
http://testguessandgo.com/2014/02/17/join-the-crusade/

I will be  on Medicare in 3 years and I can't imagine being without my 
Dexcom.
The G4  has been a life-changing device for me. When I get to Medicare, I 
will
have  been on CGM for almost ten years with full insurance coverage.

If you'd  like to track the bill, the link  is:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3710

Although it is  unlikely that this bill will pass, I strongly believe that I
need to  contact my representative following the instructions in Sue's 
blogpost.
If  nothing else, many people and legislators will get education about the  
value
of CGM and in the future, we'll see a different decision. And how can  I 
expect
Medicare regulations to change if I'm not willing to try to get  them 
changed?

You can contact Sue through the blog if you would like to  share your 
story. 

And check out my blog if you're interested:   http://testguessandgo.com
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