I said “Other” since Medicare Part B along with my Medicare Supplemental insurance cover my insulin, pump and Dexcom CGM supplies. Hoping the increases the Medicare Supplemental plan seems to charge each year stay reasonable and affordable.
Not concerned about insulin costs personally because I found a Medicare Part D plan where I pay no copays for insulin or any diabetic supplies. I am concerned for others who have far more out of pocket costs for this essential, lifesaving drug. Shame on this country for allowing that.
My Medicare Advantage plan pays everything except for insulin which is still a little high. As long as the Congress doesn’t do anything to change Medicare (for the worse), I’ll be fine.
I just ordered infusion sets, resivors, and Sensors from minimed and they came within a week, about their usual time.
Very concerned I stopped using my cgm it was and is too expensive. My insurance does not pay for them.
Thankfully I can still afford to pay, however, it does limit other expenses and experiences. Insulin costs are what’s out of control for me. I wish all medicine and equipment for ALL with diabetes was much more affordable.
The comment by Tina Roberts says it best, “The sensors are a killer.” Both in terms of medical advice (you can’t live without them) and in terms of expense (you can’t afford them without excellent insurance). Doh! (ノ ͡❛ ⏥ ͡❛)ノ (ノ ͡❛ ⏥ ͡❛)ノ (ノ ͡❛ ⏥ ͡❛)ノ
Right now my Medicare and Medicare supplement pays for everything but I am using NovoLog insulin which is covered under part B as it is used in an insulin pump. However I am hoping to try one of the new ultra rapid acting insulin’s and don’t know if Medicare will cover this.
Not at all concerned, but this is because I live in the UK where ALL of my diabetes supplies are paid for by our NHS (National Health Service). The NHS is financed by direct taxation of all working people that earn over a prescribed amount.
The insurance with my husband is very good and his job is stable at the this time. I do not pay for diabetic supplies: Dexcom, tandem, insulin. I do not look forward to retirement.
Getting my supplies has been one of the largest stressor of my life! I can’t afford them often. I was off my pump for several months but on increased prednisone dose for my Lupus, therefore my BS were out of control. I’m a former RN. Now disabled on Medicare that doesn’t cover it all. I don’t qualify for Medicaid because I make too much on SSDI… because I worked throughout my life. A whopping $1262 a month to live on. Medicaid will kick in and help after I meet Spenddown of spending around $2500 every 6 months on medical out if pocket. This is so broken and wrong. My life centers around balancing 3 autoimmune diseases with virtually no money after normal living expenses. I want to fix this broken system. Is there anyone working on this I can join?
With the Medicare Advantage plan I am on it actually got easier and more affordable once I turned 65.
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Not concerned at this time as I am still working. I am very concerned once I am retired and no longer working.