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How does your health insurance plan cover diabetes supplies?

      It designates local vendors (pharmacies, supply houses) where I should get my supplies  
  20%   102  
      It designates distant vendors (mail order, 800 phone, or Internet) where I should get my supplies  
  10%   52  
      It allows me to choose from a list of local and distant vendors  
  25%   125  
      It allows me complete freedom to choose where I purchase supplies  
  35%   174  
      My plan does not cover diabetes supplies  
  2%   10  
  5%   28  

How does your health insurance plan cover diabetes supplies?

Poll dates: July 30 - August 6, 2000
Total Votes: 491

In the United States, health insurance plans often pay for selected diabetes products or designate where a patient can purchase supplies. These policies may save money, but they may also restrict a patient from choosing a product or supplier that may be better suited to their needs.

In our poll, only 35% of people reported being free to order their diabetes supplies from the supplier of their choice. Most people (55%) said that they were required to purchase supplies from a source designated by their insurance.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:36
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