Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hey Medicare, Could You Please Cover.... May DSMA Blog Carnival


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This month the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) Blog Carnival wants us to complete a sentence.  “I wish my insurance company paid for _________because ______________.” 


Medicare and my supplemental policy do a decent job covering everything I need to manage my type 2 diabetes. Sure, I wish I didn't have to jump through so many hoops, but I get an adequate number of test strips, the strips cost a reasonable enough copay that I can afford to get them filled and I have a good meter. They haven't said boo about covering any diabetes or PCOS medications my doctors and I have chosen to try. So I'm pretty happy.


However, I really wish they'd help me pay for a gym membership. I can and do exercise at home, and it's fine. But the ability to get out of the house and exercise with other people, have access to classes, personal trainers and equipment and change up my routine would be awesome. Not only for my physical health, but also for my mental health. Being a a disabled person can be rather isolating, and going out to a gym could really help with that. Alas, it's just not in our budget. All things considered, however, I'm very lucky and I most certainly recognize that.


What do you wish your insurance paid for that they don't? Why?


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This post is my May entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.  If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2012/may-dsma-blog-carnival-2/.


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