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Re: [IPp] Insurance



We live in Michigan and here in this state they have what is called
children's special health care services which is a form of medicaid.  The
way it works is it pays for all my co-pays on all his diabetes related
medicine and supplies.  We are very fortunate because my insurance only
covers his supplies at 50% and we would be paying at least $150 a month
minumum without this other insurance.  Also we just changed insurance and
our new insurance was only contracted with accucheck and told me I'd have to
switch meters.  Well my pharmacy just bills my strips solely through the
CSHCS because when she tried to run it through my primary insurance it said
not covered and so I'm able to use the one touch meter which I really like.
I know how fortunate we are and I thank God for this program.

Andrea
Mother to Conner dxd 4/03 pumping with Cozmo 4/04
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "michelle" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: [IPp] Insurance


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> Our insurance covers pump supplies, but as "durable medical equipment"
which
> has a $3000 cap/year, so we paid $2000 out of pocket for the pump and are
> going to have to pay a couple hundred a year for supplies.  The funny
thing
> is that when Ry was diagnosed, our insurance called us and wanted to
enroll
> us in this supposed "great" diabetes program they had called "smart care
for
> diabetes" which was supposed to help pay for anything the regular
insurance
> benefits didn't cover - NOT!!  I have not heard a thing from them since Ry
> was diagnosed.  It was just a big scam to make us feel like the ins. was
on
> our side - yeah right!   Plus, every time we order supplies we have to get
> prior authorization from the ins., with a letter of med necessity from the
> doctor - stupid!  Ok, I am done venting about ins. now!
> Michelle
> mom of Ryan 15yo dx 2/00 pumping 9/02
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Darren & Shannon Foster <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [IPp] Insurance
>
>
> > Insulin Pumpers is made possible by your tax deductible contributions.
> > Your donation of $10, $25, or more... just $1 or $2 per month is
> > needed so that Insulin Pumpers can continue to serve you and the rest
> > of the diabetes community. Please visit:
> >
> >     http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml
> >
> > Your annual contribution will eliminate this header from your IP mail
> >
> > Aren't insurance companies lovely pieces of work!  My employer just
> changed (snip)
> >
> > Thanks for listening,  Shannon (mom of Sarah 5yrs old, dx 8/4/2000)
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