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Re: [IP] GOOD NEWS!! I fought the insurance company, and I won!

Congratulations!! Persistence pays off again!
Yeah, those **&*& insurance companies always want to "save" money by making
people with long term / chronic conditions pay more than they should have to
pay, not realizing that the more an insurance company covers preventative
and self-care items, the better chance a person has to take care of
him/herself, and in the long run $$$$$$ is saved.
We found the ol' be the squeaky wheel, keep that "800" or other telephone
number buzzing, write exact dates, times, and names of those with whom you
speak, as well as knowing what's written in your insurance booklet as to
coverage, and having a logic statement which ends with "...of course, by me
taking better care of myself, hospitalizations can be avoided, and we all
know how expensive a hospital stay can be even with capitation, don't we?"
It also never hurts to go up the chain of command, and to send a few
letters.  Insurance companies don't like things in writing because that can
be proof used against them, especially should they ask for a rate increase
and you've fired off copies of letters to your state insurance commission
'cause we all know how the ins. cos. try to say they spent so-o-o much money
giving us all great care, right?
Yep, we're veterans of many battles with insurance companies over the years,
and thus far the score is well in our favor.

Marj; Mike; and "Ace, the PP" (portable pancreas)

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 15:21:27 -0500
From: "Sherry Compton" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] GOOD NEWS!! I fought the insurance company, and I won!
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