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Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM



Not to worry Curly; u have more serious issues than that. 

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Phyllis 

> On Feb 21, 2014, at 5:27 PM, email @ redacted wrote:
> 
> Greg,
> 
> Medicare is US funded...via paid taxes.  Are you saying idf you moved  to 
 > another state you may possibly be eligible for CGM via medicare? I'm having
> an issue believing that's is true.
> 
> 
> In a message dated 2/18/2014 8:56:46 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
> email @ redacted writes:
> 
> The  coverage of CGM by Medicare varies by state and its no covered  in
> CA....among many others. That is the purpose ...to make CGM  coverage
> consistent in all states.   My CGM is an  Incredible  help, am SSDI and get
> no assistance.  Its a difficult  life without it....mostly tryi g to find
> deals or supplies old model users  have on hand
> Anyone w Dexcom +7 sensors or transmitter....please contact  me!
> Greg
> email @ redacted
> Thanks!
>> On Feb 18, 2014 1:57 PM,  <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  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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