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Re: [IPu] costs



Ian,
There was one before the last election, the health minister's Wife.
Alan Reed.(Admin)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Wright" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 9:12 PM
Subject: [IPu] costs


> I agree that the supply of pumps for those not yet able to access them and
> the reduction in cost for the rest of us is the priority. The problem I
> suspect, as in many aspects of Aussie health care may lie in the
> federal/state split. As with many things the cost if supported ie
medicare,
> goes on the federal budget. However the savings (less public hospital
costs
> etc etc) come off the state budgets. Plus currently the only ones who are
> whinging (from their point of view) are those of us that have already
> elected to go for it and are currently giving them the benefits without
the
> costs at all. So they do not have much incentive. THEREFORE, the only way
we
> can significantly pressure the poli's is to generated enough public
pressure
> to make them uncomfortable. Sitting in a very unmarginal seat makes this
> impossible locally for me but next set of elections some good media
> pressure - as Alan says taking the best practice line- and then driving it
> home as a discrimination issue would seem to be quite appealling!
>
> Or even better some diabetic politicians would be good - anyone know of
any?
>
> Ian
>
> Newcastle
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alan Reed" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 4:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [IPu] Pumping - help
>
>
> > Doris,
> > I fully understand your concerns and also have run into the same brick
> walls
> > you have.  How our last health minister could not see the benefits which
> the
> > Health Budget would get from adopting the use of the Insulin Pump which
is
> > undoubtable THE WORLDS BEST PRACTICE I fail to understand.  It would
> > certainly would save the country millions of Dollars in health charges
> every
> > year.  That is why I pushed to get the local branch formed in the hope
> that
> > we may as a group help to get action taken.  First though we must help
> > individuals overcome the resistance to the introduction and use of the
> pump
> > and help with quick responses when someone runs into problems.
> > At last years NSW ADA AGM I  did raise the question why the syringes
used
> in
> > pumps were the only ones not covered by the NDSS scheme and appeared to
> have
> > the support of the National and NSW President.  Infusion sets were also
> > raised but it doesn't appear to have been successful, but we must keep
on
> > trying.  Unfortunately I will not be able to get to this years AGM.
> > Alan Reed.
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