I just learned from our local drug store that if I get a Dr's order for diabetic shoes, Medicare will pay for them, plus the orthotics! I have had flat feet, crooked, paid big bucks for the past 30 years to get good shoes, PLUS the fitting of expensive orthotics—-I have just been diagnosed as a diabetic the past 3 years, but was assurred that now with my Dr's approval, I can get them free!
I see my Dr Tues and will ask him for a script, it SHOULD be no problem as I had complained to him a few months ago that my current shoes/orthotics, were worn out, feet starting to hurt more if I was on them too much—-
I posted this as I didn't know if others could have access to this freebie, or not. I used to feel badly for being a cheapskate, do not like charity, but after all of the meds etc and big bucks I have poured down the rat hole, called good meds—etc—-I am willing to swallow my pride and TRY!
As it is, my soc sec. check is $550 a mo, and I use ALL of it on my meds—-I had had several cheaper sources lined up before the govt interrferred, now am paying thru the nose—-so figure they owe me!!Probably not the best attitude to have in our Democratic country—BUT——sometimes survival enters in and we do what we have to do!
Hope this news helps someone else!! lol, Pat Roth
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