Then I hope you can figure out how to get all your diabetes supplies for less than $33 per month in these "competitive bid" areas. http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press...ge=&showAll=&pYear=&year=&desc=&cboOrder=date The plan is to then roll this to the rest of the country in 2012. This is how government saves money on health care. Note that it makes no distinction between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, because bureaucrats came up with the competitive bidding process, not people who understand diabetes. This is serious business folks, the health plan is, by the president's admission, basically an expansion of Medicare. Imagine trying to get strips, syringes, pump supplies, ketone strips, control solution, lancets, etc. for only $33 per month. I promise you the vendors that bid that amount will not be able to deliver quality service or products, and where will diabetics on Medicare end up? This has been brewing for some time now, and was just released a few minutes ago.