I received a letter from Pat Sullivan, CEO of Insulet Corporation, makers of Omnipod System, requested that we ALL contact our members of Congress, urging them to contact HHS Secretary Price and the CMS Administrator for their support.
Please respond TODAY … it’s so easy! It’s a preformatted letter but you can add a personal note. It will identify your congress folks and autosend. Then share with your family and friends, Facebook and other social media.
Let’s MAKE THEM SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE!!!
Those who are covered by Medicare and have diabetes should not be denied covered for an FDA approved insulin pump!!!
Omnipod® Insulin Management System Medicare Coverage Action Center
I’ve written Sooooo many times to my Congressional Reps on the Omnipod, and I keep getting the same standard answer that they are working hard to keep medicare for seniors. Blah- Blah-Blah its like a broken record! I had an female lawyer that wanted me to go to Federal Court – the 5th and final Appeal Level after the MAC Board’s denial to us two years ago, and I wasn’t willing to spend thousands of dollars to go to the Federal Courts only to face another disheartining denial decision. I reluctlantly caved, and figured well its up to Congress now to change the laws and coding of these devices for senior diabetics to have a chance. I’ve dealt with the VP of Market Access for Insulet who himself along with CEO Sullivan have been in regular meetings with CMS on this matter for the last three years to no avail. Congress needs to WAKE-UP! If one of their senior loved ones was a diabetic maybe just maybe things would change.
So I’m guessing you chatted with Dan Trodden? Good guy but we haven’t moved forward ONE INCH!
You’re right on Joanne, I spoke to Dan, and our lawyer also had many conversations with him during our CMS appeal process. It seems like Insulet’s wheels are stuck in the mud on this matter… meaning they keep spinning, and us Omnipod medicare patients are getting nowhere. I do believe Dan is trying hard, but he and CEO Sullivan seem to have absoulely no clout in DC. JMHO!
Totally agree with you Jimbo!