That is ridiculous! How do they expect us to live without our appliances?!
I recommend calling your insurance company and asking them if they have a contract with any suppliers. I found out (by asking) that my insurance company has a contract with Sterling Medical to cover my supplies by 100%, but they don't have that deal with other suppliers.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)