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Re: [IP] RE: Changing health insurance

On 19 Nov 2000, at 1:52, John Kinsley wrote:

> If an insurance company has short term vision they may decide to save a few
> dollars now.  Their reasoning could be that complications often take years
> to develop and the patient may, by then, be under Medicare as their primary
> carrier.  I read this accusation in a professional publication several years
> ago.  Companies could also be of the notion that people switch plans so
> often that after spending the initial dollars for pumps, etc., they stand a
> good chance of not receiving the payback in premiums for that expense.

That seemed to me to be Kaiser's vision.  They wanted to keep me 
rationed down to about 1.5 bg tests per day and I had to fight to get 
more.  I also was unable to get them to let me see the endo.

Well, their long-term costs on ME were very definitely small, cuz I 
jumped ship as quickly as I could.
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