Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Insurance

Alright so I have some good news and bad news about our insurance issues. I know most of you may not really even care, but I know there are some that will rejoice with me!

First let me start off by saying that we are in the middle of trying to get qualified for insurance again. I woke up half way to a panic attack early this morning. I had been dreaming about insurance issues and stuff so it must have sent my body into fight mode. Crappy thing is that it is real life stuff that I was dreaming about...I wish it were a dream. So really the panic hasn't really gone away yet. I am so paranoid that we won't have insurance again after the end of this month! This is where I need to learn to have more faith! It will work out. I know that it always does.

Anyway back to the good and bad news.

The bad.

We have been trying to get Little Man a pump before the end of the month. Not that he is ready to use it, but just so we will have it in case we don't get qualified for insurance. We thought things would be ok until I got a call saying that they require 3 months of glucose logs showing that we test him more than 3 times a day. Since he was diagnosed in November we have to wait until February to get the pump. This is where I am praying and praying and praying that we have insurance after this month!

So on to the good.

In that same phone call I was telling the lady about the Dr. note that I have stating my Little Princess can not use the infusion sets the insurance will cover. I really just wanted to know where I needed to send it to. She told me that they initially did it to save money but they have since realized that it wasn't saving any money in the long run. The infusion sets only last 2 days so they were needing to pay for more supply and this wasn't saving them money. PLUS (get this!) They had SO MANY COMPLAINTS about the pain, bruising, and bleeding that they were causing that they realized they needed to change back! YAY! They do have a heart! So this means that the insurance will now cover the GOOD infusion sets again! We are so happy! But again... this isn't going to do me any good if I don't have insurance next month! BUT STILL YAY!!!!!

9 comments:

The Piquant Storyteller said...

The squeaky wheel does get the grease!!! So yay that you can get the humane infusion sets again and not those medieval archaic torture devices!

I'm sorry about your Little Man and trying to get a pump for him. I thought you were smart to try to get a pump knowing he doesn't need it yet.

Your family is always in my prayers. I know things will work out the way they are supposed to. I always told my young women that Heavenly Father didn't send us here to fail. Sometimes it takes a lot of faith for me to believe myself! But I know it's true. Things will work out. Hang in there.

*Amy* said...

I'm so glad they will cover the good infusion sets again! That will be so much better. I will keep my fingers crossed that your insurance continues into next year :)

Megann said...

Yay for good news! We had to fight with insurance too, but we were able to Lainey's pump 3 months after diagnosis. It was an answered prayer! Good luck.

Meri said...

I'm am SOO happy they realized how barbaric those stupid sets were!!! HORRAY!!!

Praying you will qualify to continue insurance!!!!!

Shamae said...

Well terrific news about the infusion sets! Now we just pray you will qualify for your insurance after this month!! Keep us posted!

Hallie said...

Great news about the infusion sets! Keep trying for the pump- our insurance said they wouldn't pay for it until shed been diagnosed 6 months but we got it earlier. We had our endo have a conference with the insurance docs stating why we needed it and it worked. Maybe they could point out that you check your daughter regulaly and have for over a year so of course you would check your son. Just an idea! Will be praying it works out for you!

Wendy said...

Thank you, LORD!!!!! I'm so happy to hear that you can throw those nasty old barbaric things away and never worry about them again!

We will continue to pray for the insurance situation. The Bible instructs us to petition God with our prayer requests.

So petition, we shall!

Philippians 4:6

6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:19

19And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Holly said...

That's great about the infusion sets. I am keeping my fingers crossed on the insurance! I think you'll be just fine. I'm not sure how they decide who qualifies but if they have half a brain cell, I think you'll be ok. If anything, you are more qualified now that you have two children with diabetes.

:) Tracie said...

RIGHT ON!!!!

That IS good news! And I completely second Wendy's comments!