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Re: [IP] Medicare (of course)



 Are you being seen through the VA if you're a disabled vet? If you are not, get
in their system ASAP and they will help you with pump and supply problems.

Steve

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 > On Apr 13, 2018, at 12:12 PM, Sue
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Can anyone tell me why Medicare has arbitrarily decided that the warranty
> period for MM pumps is 5 years, when the "real" insurance companies all use
> 4 years?  
> 
> 
> 
> I'm 73 years old and have been pumping for 13 years.  My current MM pump is
> 4 years & 5 months old.  I'm trying to get away from MM, because they have
> been treating me quite badly since I've been on Medicare.  Now they won't
> send me sufficient reservoirs with my orders,  and I had to buy several
> boxes from an on-line company because I was reusing them for over 2 weeks.
> I'm sure I'll go through the same thing with them when I need more.
> 
> 
> 
> I met with the Tandem rep last week and am very excited about the T:slim.
> I want it yesterday!  LOL  Anyway, Medicare won't buy it for me until
> December.  And who knows what other issues they'll come up with then.
> 
> 
> 
> I've worked all my life, since I was a kid, served my country as a Navy
> Nurse, and am a disabled vet.  I think I (and ALL of us who worked hard all
> our lives) deserve the benefits we earned.  Being treated as 2nd class
> citizens when we need help the most is just wrong.
> 
> 
> 
> Sorry for my venting, but this is the only place I can say all this and be
> understood.
> 
> 
> 
> Sue
> 
> "One of the greatest experiences in life is making a difference in someone
> else's life." 
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