Diabetic Supplies Sky High #

By calayx Latest Reply 2015-01-21 18:56:23 -0600
Started 2015-01-18 18:37:11 -0600

I am on Social Security. I just moved to northern Ca, I have always lived in southern Ca. I had Scan as my advantage/supplement insurance. They paid 100% of my diabetic supplies.
I had to get new insurance when I moved. I will now have to pay close to $2000.00 a month for them.
I am in a state of shock !
Tomorrow I'm getting in touch with a agency that helps you get manufature assistance.
I really don't know what to do.

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calayx 2015-01-21 18:56:23 -0600 Report

Yes, I am on Medicare and I have a supplemental insurance too. When I had SCAN as my supplemental insurance they had s special addendum that covered diabetic supplies 100%.
When I moved up north to northern California the best deal was Humana RX's. I would of had to pay nearly 100% of the costs. I'm thrilled I found Patientassistant123 to cover nearly all Rx' s for $65.00 per month.

calayx 2015-01-21 04:39:31 -0600 Report

I found a place on the web called Patientassisttance123' They are a program that works with the manufacturers of drugs to reduce the price. I qualified under the income scale, so I am able too get all my RX' S $65.00 per month !
Praise God !

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-19 04:39:35 -0600 Report

WAIT…I though obama care was suppose to end all these problems…and unicorns were suppose to appear on the ends of rainbows…and fairy dust was suppose to rain down from the sky when people have medical issues…I get sooooo angry when I think about all the lies…I feel blessed that I only have to take Metformin and that is as inexpensive as aspirin for me…and although my primary motivation for trying to keep my BG levels well controlled is my health…also lurking in the back of my head is the fact that diabetes can become a very expensive disease to have…

correctionsnurse1 2015-01-19 20:17:41 -0600 Report

Just to clarify, the Affordable Healthcare Act is to help the uninsured and those that are denied insurance due to pre-existing conditions
. I'm pretty sure where she has Medicare and a secondary insurance there will be no help offered. I'm no expert, but she can check.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-19 22:42:59 -0600 Report

The affordable care act was suppose to be designed to make sure everyone had coverage for basic medical expenses..Every plan offered was suppose to cover the same group of medical conditions…which is why my son has to pay for pregnancy coverage..yeah pregnancy coverage…we can argue all day about the affordable care act…but there is NO argument that we were sold a bill of goods that never transpired…I know nothing about Medicare..except that my mothers doctor does not accept it anymore and they sited the reduction in government payouts to the doctors..in order to FUND the affordable care act..Thank God for my brothers or she would have to change doctors…and thank god she does not have to take meds for her diabetes…The vast majority of working people I know have been royally screwed over by this act and are paying by far more now then they were before…It seems the ONLY people that have benefited are the people that are now eligible for Medicaid..that were not eligible before…

correctionsnurse1 2015-01-19 22:53:42 -0600 Report

I disagree 100%! As I may not like Obama or others being forced into purchasing insurance, if I did not have insurance thru the Affordable Healthcare Act I would be in terrible shape! I picked a decent plan and it is reasonably priced. I would have NEVER have been able to afford my insulin pump, other meds, and I have plenty of them, and supplies. No… I am not eligible for TennCare. Sorry your mother is going thru this.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-19 23:41:12 -0600 Report

I am glad it worked out for you…But I and many others have been screwed…I have had family members that have had insurance for years through there jobs…that had their insurance benefit cancelled…they were told to go through it through the state exchange..my brother now pays double in premiums..and has a way higher deductible..my youngest brother did not have his insurance cancelled..but now instead of 46 dollars a week coming out of his check a week…125 comes out…and then he needs surgery and finds out that because it is out patient he has to pay completely out of pocket as he has not yet met his deductible..before it was paid 80%..after only an 1,800 deductible…as I said I am glad it work out for you…but for the vast majority of people I know…we have been screwed..

lilleyheidi 2015-01-19 00:43:19 -0600 Report

Let me just say… That is frickin insane. The cost of diabetes supplies is ridiculous. I pray you can get the assistance you need. It is just wrong that a medication needed to keep someone alive is not made available to them at a cost that is affordable, even free if they are not able to afford it. I'm outraged. Please let me know how you make out. best of health, Heidi

suecsdy 2015-01-18 18:55:22 -0600 Report

Are you also on Medicare? My ins provider told me about express scripts.com and so far they're great. If your prescriptions are generic , there is no charge for most of them and for my diabetes supplies, I pay a fraction of what it would cost at the local pharmacy. And they deliver to my door, so no running to some special place to pick up. You might ask if your provider deals with them.

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