My daughter has type 1 diabetes and is healthy on an insulin pump. She lost insurance when she turned 21 because that was the longest she could stay on my husbands insurance plan. She could not get any type on insurance because she had a pre existing condition. The insurances that were willing to take her on wanted $825 per month premium...she only works part time due to the economy and she has learning disabilities. How would she be able to afford all the expense on pump supplies ($750 every three month) insulin at $75 a bottle that lasts 2 weeks and testing strips that are 1.00 each and she tests 6-8 times a day? My senators wife works for a health insurance lobby....do you think he is sympathetic to my cause? She could qualify for medicaid but they limit what is allow as expense. Insulin pump supplies do not qualify. We need to change the system and soon. Congress needs to act soon...we need to act on this soon.
at 1:44 PM on Jan. 26, 2010