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Re: [IP] Test strips & Insurance

My ins an HMO covers 8/day as per Dr. perscription.
Steve Cool
Medford, Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 8:11 AM
Subject: [IP] Test strips & Insurance

>In a message dated 7/16/2000 9:15:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>email @ redacted writes:
> >>>  Right now the insurance people say I should only have
> 200 strips per month (that's only 6.45 tests per day)
> My lousy *&^%#! [insert unprintable words] allows 3 strips/day.  Three!
> I  >>
>Dear pumper friends,
>I was just wondering if it's common for test strips to be covered by
>insurance.  My insurance company does not pay for any  test strips,
>etc.   They finally agreed, after many calls from me and MiniMed, to cover
>the cost of my pump supplies, but only after I've met $1000. deductible.
>It costs me $3 to $4 a day for strips.
>Type I dx'd 1993, MM 11/99
>Live in Ohio which does not have legislation forcing insur. Co. to cover
>diabetic needs
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