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[IP] Re: Cost of supplies



Well Gina, we suffer!
We make the daily decision to either pay a bill or buy a needed supply,
maybe we don't go on a job interview or if we're working,maybe we don't go
out to dinner. You pull in your belt and make the best of it and when you
can't
pull in your belt anymore, your electric, gas, rent or something else falls by
the wayside. I've been out of work since 9-11 (thanks Al-Quieda),
with the job went the insurance! Believe me when I tell you,
there is very, very, very little help out there. Minimed gave me a 20%
discount (good for 1 yr, even with the discount I still pay $100.00 every 20
days for just the infusion sets) and Eli Lily gave me 3 months free insulin,
other than that everyone and everyplace else say they can't help "people like
me" and I should go back on the needle, my $199.00 per week unemployment puts
me making too much money, even though I have $550.00 in rent each month,
since
I'm not a senior I can't take any living or medical (prescription) expenses
off my income!
I have been using the same reservoir for the last 5 months. Like I said we
make do, we get by and keep hoping things will change for the better and I
keep hoping I'll find a job!
Sorry to be such a kill joy, but you ask! and I'm telling the cold hard
truth!!
Tina
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Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 17:28:35 EDT
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Subject: [IP] Cost of Supplies


I'm just wondering how much I would have to pay if I didn't have the
insurance that we have??

I know I am one of the fortunate diabetics to be able to have the awesome
coverage that my husband's employer carries, but what do those of you do who
are not as fortunate?

Just a thought.

Gina
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