Ben is covered under the Children Health Insurance Program of Texas. We have options of plan carriers to choose from.
In December the health care plan Ben is on forced all diabetes patients to switch to TRUEresults meters. Only 100 test strips a month of the approved test strips.
NO consumer choice in meters. We switched to give it a try and HATE the new meter. Either you use their meter and strips or pay 100% out of pocket.
Fortunately I found a 'loophole' and am able to switch health plans to one that still allows patient choice. (for now)
We have heard of people being denied insulin pens. only allowed vials because pens are only for convenience.
Ben, age 16 dx'd 3-22-07, Pumping Apidra with Animas Ping
Tay, Niah, Ian, and Kenda (all non-d)