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[IP] Medicare coverage



Carolyn wrote:

->medicare's new coverage for diabetes supplies goes into effect start
->July 1, 1998 not Jan 1.  also, the coverage is for monitoring
->supplies only at this time.  currently medicare only covers 80% these
->supplies if a person is on insulin.  in July they will cover 75% for
->all persons.  of course the proper gov't paper work will be needed.

Carolyn,

Medicare covers blood glucose meters, strips and lancets completely.
I get mine free, and have been since July.

-lee-