does anyone know if they EVER had medicade or medicare cover ensure?

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   Posted 3/18/2010 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone ever successfully got this covered by insurance?
Male, 22. Diagnosed with Crohn's officially since 2001.. Osteoporosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Anemia.

Medications Used: Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, 6-mp, Pentasa, Flagyl, Prednisone, Zifaxan, Entocort,
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), The whole nine.

Current: Methotrexate Injection, Entocort EC, Vitamin D, Fentanyl 25mcg / 72hrs - Zofran - Folic Acid
Currently On SSDI

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   Posted 3/18/2010 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
my wifes grampa had to buy it himself at 90+.. untill he went into a nursing home at 92. he was on medcaid.. he never apid into Soc sec. he was a farmer and they were not required to pay into it back then.

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   Posted 3/18/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Medicare Part B covers Ensure, but only if taken through a feeding tube. Medicaid coverage varies from state to state. Use through a feeding tube is typically covered; oral use is sometimes covered. As far as private insurance goes, that varies from state to state. Some states require coverage for enteral nutrition formulas for patients with Crohn's on the grounds that enteral nutrition is a therapy of proven efficacy for that condition. In most cases, it is much easier to get coverage for exclusive use (taking instead of all regular food) rather than for use as a supplement.
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