[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IP] Medicare Will Covers Pumps for Type 1s

email @ redacted wrote:
> In a message dated 9/26/99 1:46:16 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> << This is the first of a press release yesterday.  It doesn't state that
>  they will pay for pump supplies and they won't cover pumps for Type 2s.  >>
> Yeah, yeah, yeah. Type 2s don't take insulin and we certainly don't pump.
> Right, fellow type 2 pumpers? <g>  We should just get off our duffs, exercise
> and forego sugar.

You forgot to say lose weight, too!!!!  :(

It's a matter of economics -- they figure there just AREN'T all that
many Type 1's covered by Medicare, so they figure they can afford it,
but there are a LOT of Type 2's over age 65 -- and what if they ALL
wanted pumps???? 

My doc has me down as a Type 1; I don't think I'll argue with him, even
though I'm CERTAIN I'm not Type 1, at least not in the classical sense
-- I'm still 14 years away from Medicare, and the regs may change, but
I'm not betting on anything.  

Willing to do whatever it takes,
 ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- 
 Natalie A. Sera, with all her ducks in a row!
 Type Weird, pumping!
 mailto:email @ redacted
 ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c- ._c-._c- ._c- ._(` ._c- ._c- 
 Can YOU find the ugly duckling? (Hint: it ain't the pumperduck!)

for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml