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Insurance/Costs from 2001

  1. My diabetes "team" consists of my HMO primary care provider who freely admits to not having answers to many of my questions, but has been unable to get me anything in the way of a referral. What can I do? (29 Dec 2001)
  2. Do any insurance plans cover the purchase of the Sleep Sentry? (7 Dec 2001)
  3. I get charged a double premium for strips since the number my son needs is above the norm that was set by the insurance company. Is this kind of pricing considered discriminatory? (10 Sep 2001)
  4. Our insurance coverage is changing to a mandatory generic prescription plan, and my husband is currently on Humulin N. Is there a generic form of Humulin N? (20 Aug 2001)
  5. Is there any way to persuade my insurance company into paying a portion of the liposuction? (3 Aug 2001)
  6. My doctor and I have been bugging my insurance company about an insulin pump, but because my hemoglobin test isn't high enough they won't justify a pump. (29 Jul 2001)
  7. Has anyone else noticed that their expense for supplies has tripled? (14 Jul 2001)
  8. I am wondering if physicians can write prescriptions for hypoglycemic aids that I can claim through a medical plan. (26 Jun 2001)
  9. Currently, my father (a Native American-Sioux) is being sent out of a nursing home because of insurance. Is there a resource to help him? (14 Jun 2001)
  10. My friend's insurance company is refusing to cover his medications, even though these medications are listed as "covered" in the policy. (14 Jun 2001)
  11. Is there any way my daughter can get some help just to pay for her insulin and syringes? (9 Jun 2001)
  12. Do you know of a good insurance company willing to take on people with diabetes, without a "cobra" policy? (7 Jun 2001)
  13. Do you know if Medicaid will pay for a pump? If so, how do I get it? (3 Jun 2001)
  14. Can any part of the diabetes camp expenses be billed as education? (3 Jun 2001)
  15. My physician prescribed a medication last week, and now I'm having a terrible time getting my insurance company to approve it. (7 May 2001)
  16. Do you know which private insurance plan is good for someone with diabetes in the NY Metro area? (1 May 2001)
  17. What is the law in the state of New York concerning a pre-existing condition in children with type 1 diabetes? (4 Mar 2001)
  18. How are people with type 1 diabetes going to get the right medical care when they retire? (20 Feb 2001)
  19. The insurance company turned down my request for an insulin pump request because my HbA1c hasn't been over 7% for the past six months. (20 Jan 2001)
  20. Is there any possibility of getting my five year old daughter on a social security supplemental income? (17 Jan 2001)
  21. Is there anything that I can do or tell my insurance that this eye check- up is a part of my four year old's medical requirements? (5 Jan 2001)

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