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Re: [IPk] Re: Funding



Hi Scott,

thanks for the info.  I used to live in Bunbury so I was a member of HBF.  
It is great they are still covering the pumps!

Good luck, and I hope you'll get more consistent readings, and that you 
won't have any more nasty trips to the hospital!

Ingrid

>From: "Scott Easton" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Funding
>Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 08:28:20 +0800
>
>Dear Ingrid
>
>We are with HBF of WA and as of last week, they still covered the pumps. I
>dont know about the monthly costs though. My specialist was fairly keen to
>get me to use a pump. This is why I am trying to find out as much about 
>them
>as I can. Overall I am well controlled but recently I have suffered large
>swings and was sent to hospital in an ambulance when my BSL dropped too low
>
>Bye for now
>Scott
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ingrid Morrow" <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 10:15 PM
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Funding
>
>
> > Scott,
> >
> > As an expat Aussie currently living in London, I am interested in how 
>pump
> > funding works in Oz.  Which health funds cover pumps? I read a while ago
> > that the major funds were going to remove them from their funding lists
>this
> > past February.  Did this happen?
> >
> > What are the monthly consumables costs in Oz?
> >
> > Are doctors there prescribing them more?  I have been here almost three
> > years now and I never spoke to a specialist in Oz about a pump, and only
> > recently spoke to a dr here about them.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Ingrid
> >
> > >From: "Scott Easton" <email @ redacted>
> > >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > >To: <email @ redacted>
> > >Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Funding
> > >Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 21:05:16 +0800
> > >
> > >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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