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Thu Apr 04 10:09:07 UTC 2013

In the article on Medicare's diabetes Benefits, it says Insulin is covered, However, I have a Co-Pay. It is $240 for a 90 day supply. both long term
Asked By: nachodon  

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2013-06-03 17:33:37.0

Hello Don - We apologize for the confusion about insulin being covered. "Covered" does not necessarily mean "at no cost to you." We checked with the columnist about this as well and she shared, "A medical service, device or med can be “covered” and may or may not have a patient co-pay. The co-pay requirement varies by service/device/med; by type of plan with the payer system; the utilization to date of the service/device/med, and other variables."

Unfortunately for some people a covered expense may mean a co-pay and for others there may be no co-pay. Talk to your insurance provider(s) to find out how things apply directly to your insurance situation and to be sure things are being applied as they should.

Hope that helps!

Answered By: Monica Dennis
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2014-01-18 14:04:16.0

I have some left over apidra if you are interested. I'm a type 1 diabetic, trying to replace insulin with exercise just because I loathe the low bg reactions. Email selma1027@aol.com if you live in NYC will be easier to pick it up. Be well.
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