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Re: [IPk] Re: Funding



In Australia, the pumps cost around $7,000 and private health insurance
covers $6,250.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Grant" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 6:02 PM
Subject: [IPk] Re: Funding


> Dear All,
> All this debate re funding brings two thoughts to mind:
>
> 1) I note that us smokers are to get patches/gum et al on prescription but
> still no help for pumps or the supplies. I guess the powers that be treat
> IDD as a "voluntary condition".
>
> 2) As I understand the position in USA the Insurance companies pay for
Pump
> therapy. This would only happen on economic grounds ie in the long term it
> will be cheaper to treat IDD with pump therapy (where appropriate) because
> of long term benefit. I think someone noted earlier in this debate that
NHS
> in UK only budgets to the end of next week. Hence the problem.
>
> Ian Grant
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