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Insurance coverage, or lack thereof

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dec 11, 2014. 12 Replies


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Dave replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"Well, it seems to me that before you get as upset and critical as you are you should at least try what they will cover and see how it works. Kind of hard to make an appeal that something won't work well enough until you've actually had it…"
Dec 11, 2014
meee replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"I agree with Rick. I would research the various covered drugs yourself and ask your pharmacist for help also. The only way you will know which drugs will work best for you or not is to try them. They may not be the ones your doctor has prescribed.…"
Dec 11, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"Bobby, I am so sorry you are facing this issue. There are some things you might consider. Likely your insurance denied the medications because it is not part of the plan formulary. The formulary, likely contains preferred alternative drugs. My…"
Dec 11, 2014
niccolo replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"Some insurances definitely suck, but let's not treat doctors as though they were somehow always rationally prescribing what was in the best interests of their patients. There's a reason drug companies spend all that money on fancy junkets…"
Dec 10, 2014
Brian (bsc) replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"It is always important to understand which medications your insurance considers preferred on their formulary. And the cost of the medications may be high, but your insurance is likely to have a negotiated rate. Until you reach you deductible, you…"
Dec 10, 2014
Terry replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"In the US, payers are parasites. They bring nothing of value to health care. They simply cost."
Dec 10, 2014
Stoner replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"This new formulary that the insurance are using to force you to use thier "preferred" drug is driving me crazy! I"prefer" my doctor decide what drug would work best for me. Isn't that what the doctor went to school for? I am…"
Dec 10, 2014
Bobby replied to Bobby's discussion 'Insurance coverage, or lack thereof'
"Yes, she can prescribe something else, but it may not be as good as the other one. It just seems like a scam to me that the insurance has the authority to turn you down for something that works well because it's too expensive, for something…"
Dec 10, 2014

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At 8:45am on July 30, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
The Chat Room on our home page is open daily. Please join us :)

At 2:18am on July 30, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
Bobby Happy Birthday !!!!!!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.
At 1:39pm on July 30, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!

At 5:42am on July 30, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bobby. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 2:02am on July 30, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Bobby happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:48am on July 30, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Bobby....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:58am on July 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Bobby. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 6:25am on July 30, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Bobby!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:07am on July 30, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Bobby. I wish for a most wonderful day, ENJOY!!!
At 8:04pm on November 24, 2010, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Add me as a friend and or send me a note. I may have some items to send your way to get you through until you can get some help.


Bobby's Blog

I Lost My Job

Posted on August 2, 2009 at 7:49pm 2 Comments

I just learned last Tuesday that I was being laid off from my job as a pastor. My heart is breaking, and I don't have a clue what we're going to do or where we're going to go. They gave me a half-way decent severence package, which includes insurance through the end of September. My Insulin costs nearly 1300 dollars for a 90 day supply. What if I don't have a job and insurance within 60 days? I have high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate, Hepatitis C, and sleep apnea. How in the world will I… Continue

I Want To Be Normal--Whatever That Is......

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 10:36pm 7 Comments

Hey Ya'll,

I've been staying away from TuDiabetes for the last 3 or 4 weeks. You see, I've sort of been on a binge, and I feel like a hypocrite. I was the one trying to encourage everyone and suddenly I found myself standing on the edge of the precipice wondering if maybe I should just step off. Not like suicide, you know, but like doing all the things I fight so hard not to do on a daily basis--which for a diabetic is really a slower form of suicide. I've just been tired of fighting. I… Continue

Kudos To Those Who Have Gone Before!

Posted on December 27, 2008 at 11:34pm 5 Comments

This is Ed & Vera Weldy, my parents. A beautiful couple wouldn't you say? He was born in 1921 and she was born in 1923. They both grew up during hard times during the Great Depression and the "Dirty Thirties." They truly knew what it was like to scrape and scrounge for everything they had. In 1942 my mother was pregnant with their first child, when my Dad was drafted. The U.S. Army sent him to Salt Lake City, Utah for about 3 or 4 days… Continue

Lean On Me.

Posted on December 21, 2008 at 4:37pm 4 Comments

I think this should be our theme song. I have read two different posts today from people who are struggling, and this song just popped into my head. I realized most of us are separated by miles and miles, but even here we can learn to lean on each other.

So anyway, this video and the outstanding song is for all of you out there who are having a diffcult time. I hope it lifts your spirits, and in a spiritual sense causes you to reach out and… Continue

Nephropathy: Kidney Damage, Am I the Only One?

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 8:56am 4 Comments

I went to my Dr. yesterday and discovered I have Diabetic Nephropathy, which is kidney disease. I have been retaining water for quite some time which shows up in the swelling of my feet and lower legs. What's really weird is my left leg is worse than my right leg, much worse. They also did a test that deteremined that I have a condition called Microalbuminuria. It is the presence of protein which is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys, which means my kidneys are damaged… Continue



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