I invested in my Animas OneTouch Ping under my previous insurance company. I always got the meds and supplies I needed with no hassle; well covered and pretty affordable co-pays. But I switched jobs recently, and in effect, health insurance companies. The new insurance has stated that Bayer is the preferred supplier for test strips, so there was no coverage for the OneTouch strips I require to use this costly equipment I invested in. I was able to get special approval for partial coverage, but my test strips will costs me double what they did under my previous insurer. So my choices are:
1- buy a Bayer tester and not use the equipment I am invested in.
2- pay way more out of pocket monthly than I have been (aka get ripped off).
3- stop testing, deteriorate, and blame it on my insurer.
I'm leaning toward 3…
IMO, it is an unjust display of insurance company power to say they know better than my doctor what supplier I need. I pay them monthly only to be told I am limited in my options when it comes to managing my disease, and I have no way around it. They apparently own me, my health, and my wallet.
Anybody successfully fought this injustice before?