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RE: [IPk] RE: Health insurance for America

Hi Rich,

Could you contact me "Off List" to discuss this. This sounds like a case we
need to bring before the Healthcare Commission!

The Scottish Parliament have stated that Scottish Health Boards will follow
NICE Guidelines to the letter!


John Davis
Tel: 01590 677911

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf
Of Rich Hickey
Sent: 08 April 2008 11:26
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IPk] RE: Health insurance for America


The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh has put me on a waiting list for approval
Diabetic Pump support, even though I ALREADY have one. Until such time that
the approval comes through I am forced to supply all of my own consumables.
Which they tell me can take up to a year, probably not that long they say,
it could. Unless I want to stop using my brand new 722 Medtronic Pump, which
upgraded out of my own pocket, and go back on shots I'm forced to pay for
everything but insulin and strips out of my own pocket.

Medtronic in the UK charges 133 pounds per box of 10 Quick set inserts. In
US the exact same thing costs $116, or roughly 60 pounds because of the
current exchange rates. Since I'll be in the US anyhow, and still have a
prescription with Medtronic, I've opted to purchase my supplies there and
carry them back with me.

Frankly I'm not at all impressed with the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
are a lot of other names I could use for it, but I don't want to even start
cause I won't stop till a dock worker blushes.Rich

> Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:40:31 +0100> From: email @ redacted>
email @ redacted> Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: Health insurance for
buy your pump supplies in the US? INPUT> (http://www.input.me.uk) can help.>
Melissa> Type 1 15 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 4.5
INPUT committee member 5 years> .>
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