the following is a prime example of the amorality of our current health insurance system. any system that requires bake sales and blog fundraisers to meet the needs of patients is no system at all.
the diabetes team says that i have less than 5 years to live if i do not get this important medical equipment to act as a normal pancreas for me. several loving and supporting friends and family have put this page together for me, in hopes that we can raise the funds necessary to get the [color=#72179d]cgms
that i need to stay healthy and alive. the pump, alone, is $6000, and it looks like anthem will pay for that part of it. however, the [color=#72179d]continued glucose monitoring system (cgms)
they will not, due to how new the product is. the important part is monitoring my glucose levels as a normal person does, every 5 seconds, and having the pump then secrete the amount of insulin necessary for blood sugar correction. the [color=#72179d]cgms
has two parts to it: the first is a 7 month to one year part called the transmitter, that costs $1000. the second is a small sensor inserted under my skin for a period of 3 days at a time, that cost $32.00 for one. these are the two parts insurance won't pay for.
Feb 20, '07
Coverage of bone marrow transplant patients: a survey of American and Canadian institutions.
(There was more involvement on the East coasts of both countries than the West. University hospitals in both countries were more likely to do BMT’s.)
Unlike some private insurers Canadian Medicare does not deny a BMT the physician determines is the preferred treatment.
Canadian Medicare pays for children living in the remote Northwest Territories to travel to San Francisco for their BMT.
Public Health Agency of Canada:
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Feb 20, '07