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Old 09.03.2011, 06:59
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Re: Medical costs for diabetics

I checked this at the pharmacy where we buy the strips, and it's the same for all brands of diabetes supplies that they stock - the insurance companies' payment amount for a box of strips has been reduced across the board. No idea if the other manufacturers have dropped their wholesale prices to match, but all of them were being sold for the previous (higher) maximum insurance payment.
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Re: Medical costs for diabetics

The maximum payment from the health insurance company for 100 strips is 81chf. The pharmacy charges us 97chf. We pay a 10% co-payment on the strips, so total to the pharmacy was 89.10, and the pharmacy charged us 16chf per box 'gap' something's gone rather strange...I think the health insurance has forwarded more than what the pharmacy was expecting, because it's for a child, not an adult. My husband's going to take all our paperwork to the pharmacist today and check what went wrong because we don't want to get a co-payment of 30chf or more on each box if we don't have to.

Mattyup, I don't know what you pay at the moment, but the health insurance system does cover the *majority* of the cost, and you only pay a 10% gap for things up to an annual fee of 350chf, per Child.

Adults are slightly different.
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Hi..Just wondering if your husband was able to find out any more details? Thanks
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Re: Medical costs for diabetics

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I'm confused. Since my 3 family members are diabetic, which is pre-existing, does this may [mean] they will ONLY be able to get the basic insurance & not have the ability to select their specialists?

I was under the impression that I would be able to get the more comprehensive insurance for my family members (which I realize I would have to pay more) but that I would still be able to get this extra insurance.

I would hate not to be able to select the best doctors in case of complications or any problems.

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You will be able to choose any insurance company to insure your family for the basic insurance and all companies are bound to accept you. When it will come to the extra services (such as the ability to choose a private Doctor, Clinics and Specialists...) Insurers will be free not to accept to cover you for such services. Though at least from my knowledge, choosing your private Doctor is usually not the cause to refuse a customer.
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BTW...I still haven't figured out how eye and dental examinations work here. Does anyone else know? If my endo refers me to an eye doctor, does that take care of the insurance issue? Dental???
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Thanks for this info albeit 9 years too late!
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