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    told you so Amelia's Avatar
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    What the H?

    Someone posted on my friend's facebook wall that they just received a letter from their insurance company saying the insurance company will no longer be covering their daughter's insulin ..."to reduce your costs and improve safety".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Someone posted on my friend's facebook wall that they just received a letter from their insurance company saying the insurance company will no longer be covering their daughter's insulin ..."to reduce your costs and improve safety".
    My mother-in-law is diabetic and I gave her a ride to the pharmacy the other day. When the bag containing her insulin and test strips came back from the window the label read:

    Cash Price: $1095.00
    Insurance Co Pay: $10

    I'm thinking no one actually pays that cash price for one month's worth of test strips and insulin. Either it's insurance, some other coverage, or they go without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Someone posted on my friend's facebook wall that they just received a letter from their insurance company saying the insurance company will no longer be covering their daughter's insulin ..."to reduce your costs and improve safety".
    Um......you do realize the kind of stuff pasted on Facebook don't you?

    Not really that reliable of a source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    My mother-in-law is diabetic and I gave her a ride to the pharmacy the other day. When the bag containing her insulin and test strips came back from the window the label read:

    Cash Price: $1095.00
    Insurance Co Pay: $10

    I'm thinking no one actually pays that cash price for one month's worth of test strips and insulin. Either it's insurance, some other coverage, or they go without.
    No they don't.

    Sounds like your mother-in-law needs a better insurance company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    No they don't.

    Sounds like your mother-in-law needs a better insurance company.
    Because she paid 10 bucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Because she paid 10 bucks?
    Oh, I thought they only covered 10 bucks.

    I read it wrong lol.

    Time for bed I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Um......you do realize the kind of stuff pasted on Facebook don't you?

    Not really that reliable of a source.
    You must not take medications. You must not had to make moves with your doctor as the costs of generic medications skyrocket.

    I had two medication last year that I used on a daily basis rise in price to which I had to find a new drug regime as the medications were the lowest cost for what the drugs did.

    According to the American Diabetes Association, the cost of insulin has tripled in the past ten years. In fact, the cost of insulin per patient in the U.S. has risen from $231 to $736 a year.
    Google information once in awhile.
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    Many insulins can be bought OTC at Wal-Mart for $25 to $30 a vial.

    The long acting insulins and the pens are what so expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Um......you do realize the kind of stuff pasted on Facebook don't you?

    Not really that reliable of a source.
    This wasn't pasted. This was a reply among friends to another post about healthcare costs. I googled to see if it was some sort of meme, and no matches came up.

    So, thank you for your concern, but if that's all you have, then I will treat this as an accurate report from a parent whose child just took a heavy blow from an insurance company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Um......you do realize the kind of stuff pasted on Facebook don't you?

    Not really that reliable of a source.
    Except fake news STORIES and sources by the RIGHT?? Then it's GOSPEL, right?
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