Insurance companies don't view ostomy supplies as necessary for life. about 8 years ago some insurance companies began eliminating or reducing coverage to these supplies and I suspect more will follow suit. When I had a temp ostomy my insurance company covered about 60--80% as I recall and that was about 7 years ago.
It doesn't seem fair since they seem to have no problem handing viagra out to any man who asks for it but deny women birth control pills? Don't get me started.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free