Ok so I had the state insurance kids can get and it covered all my diabetes supplies. Last December I Turned 19 and was officially too old to get the state insurance anymore. So I'm left with very little medical supplies, no insurance companies will take me due to diabetes being a "pre-existing condition" and I don't have money to pay for all this.
I've tried finding programs that help and can't seem to find any.
Any ideas? I REALLY need help!!! :/
Do you have parents with insurance ? By law, their insurance must take you until you are 26 .
If you are in school, you may be able to get a student health plan to cover your supplies.
On January 1 , 2014, insurance companies must take people with pre-existing conditions like diabetes.... so if you can find a solution for this year, you may be able to buy insruance next year.
I assume since you say you were in a CHIP program that you can't qualify for Medicaid ?
Nope, they don't have insurance either. And unfortunately I'm not in school and don't qualify for medicaid :/
It's a rough situation to be in.
I'm going through this right now too. Are there any free clinics in your area or maybe a clinic with a sliding scale fee? You can also get humulin N and humulin R from walmart for about $50. I'm not sure what area you live in.
I live in a really small town in North East GA so there aren't any free clinics...But the Wal Mart insulin definitely helps a lot!! Thank you!
When I first started dealing with the medicaid issue, I went down to the DSS office and the woman told me that if I got pregnant or got declared depressed then to come back and they would help. She also told me to apply for disability, but that they would deny me anyway. I don't live near any free clinics either and it can be very frustrating and then for someone to tell you to get pregnant in order to "matter" and that your physical disease isn't good enough to concern them is aggravating to say the least.
Yeah it really is!! Especially with how expensive diabetes supplies are. You'd think there would be more help available.
Hi Brandi, Have you tried thePatients Assistance Resources on the main page. You might be able to get some ideas that will help.
Good idea, Stemwinder. Havent thought to try that yet.
One quickie question ... what kind of supplies do you need? Please make me a "friend" and send me a message so we can continue discussion.
Fixin to add you, Lois!
CG- are you on the insulin pump? Theres an organization, I think its insulinpumpers.org, and sometimes people donate their extra pump supplies to the organization and then the organization distributes them on an emergency as-needed basis to people that need it. They're sending me some insulin pump cartridges and insets :)
Oh ok, so you're type 2? I'm type 1, so I'm needing bg testing supplies as well as pump supplies.