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Re: [IP] Re: Insurance benefits

buddybarber wrote:

> Karla and everybody else,
>         Karla has brought up a point that has bothered me for a long time. These
> insurance companies and who they will and will not insure. Also the
> government agencies. As of this time Medicaid or Medicare will not pay for
> a pump yet they spend millions of dollars on amputations and other
> complications that possibly could have been avoided benefiting both the
> patient and the government's pocket book.
>         What can we as individuals or a group do to start the changes that need to
> be taken to get this legislation going in the right direction?
>         I have another friend in Moundsville that was on the pump for 6 years
> until she had to quit her teaching job and lost her insurance which led to
> her having to give up her pump! This is not the way the system is supposed
> to work. There could many lives and limbs saved every year by getting
> better coverage of this nation's diabetics. They had a report just this
> week about how many diabetics there are in this country now and it is
> certainly up from past years and it seems to me now would be a fine time to
> get together and try to make some changes ????? Any political activist out
> there?
> Buddy '-) feeling GREAT! Thank you MiniMed

Dear Buddy,

Yes!  I've had terrible times getting insurance -- as full+++++ time but part-time
community college instructor at multiple campuses --  and then once I had insurance
getting pump supplies!

What could we do?