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 Other 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.[Return to the current poll]
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