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Re: [IP] Insurance Problems



You are so right!  I am self-employed and can't get coverage with pre-existing!  I
haven't gotten a pump yet, but am wearing the loaner with saline and I think I am
gonna love it, if
I can find a refurbished/usedone or a payment plan.
Nancy

email @ redacted wrote:

>   When social medicine was mentioned for the US, most people were against
> "socialism."  However, from what is happening now, we must work to get
> government insurance for citizens.  When I read a post from young people
> getting through with school that have preexisting and their problems getting
> coverage, I cringe.  When my grandson turned 19 his parents (he's disabled)
> had to take out a very expensive policy with preexisting prohibitions.  He
> finally got on SS.
>   It's just as bad for self-employed, and older (before 65) people.  I am on
> Medicare HMO and getting excellent treatment and diabetes supplies.  Very
> happy with plan, however, no laws exist to keep this policy the way it is.  I
> saw on TV that my HMO is going to pay up to $1,500 for prescription drugs and
> the rest will be up to the individual.  I don't know if my pump supplies and
> insulin, etc., are considered prescription drugs.  If I have to pay for pump
> supplies, I am in deep trouble.  However, I'm in better shape than younger
> people as far as coverage.  Not secure though.  HMO's go out of business in
> certain areas that are not profitable and patients are left with bare Medicare
> and no supplement.  This is a very serious situation, when you're sick you
> can't get coverage.  Health care should not be a privilege but a right.
>   Thanks for letting me vent.
>                                                               Ellie
> PS Something also should be done about the cost of drugs and supplies.
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