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Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM



Thank you! That's actually something we can all do! Even if we are
completely nuts.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Wondering why NH dems need to pass a bill for something that already
>  exists? CGM's covered by Medicare for those of age & on SSID. Been for
> years
> that I know of.  But, hey, our lovely government  at work doing whats
> already done.
>
>
> In a message dated 2/17/2014 5:52:31 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> email @ redacted <javascript:;> writes:
>
> Now that  I write a blog, I don't post much at insulin Pumpers anymore. I
> do
> read it,  but there is only so much writing I can do about diabetes.
>
> Sue Berger,  who is a contributor to my blog, wrote a blogpost today about
> what
> you can  do to support H.R. 3710: Medicare CGM Coverage Act. Sue has been
> in
> contact  with the Legal Assistant of Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] who is the
> sponsor
> of  the bill and Sue outlines the steps that Shea-Porter's assistant would
> like
> us to take.
>
> The link for the post  is:
> http://testguessandgo.com/2014/02/17/join-the-crusade/
>
> I will be  on Medicare in 3 years and I can't imagine being without my
> Dexcom.
> The G4  has been a life-changing device for me. When I get to Medicare, I
> will
> have  been on CGM for almost ten years with full insurance coverage.
>
> If you'd  like to track the bill, the link  is:
> https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3710
>
> Although it is  unlikely that this bill will pass, I strongly believe that
> I
> need to  contact my representative following the instructions in Sue's
> blogpost.
> If  nothing else, many people and legislators will get education about the
> value
> of CGM and in the future, we'll see a different decision. And how can  I
> expect
> Medicare regulations to change if I'm not willing to try to get  them
> changed?
>
> You can contact Sue through the blog if you would like to  share your
> story.
>
> And check out my blog if you're interested:   http://testguessandgo.com
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