I think we need to hear from someone with insurance like I have ($2500 individual deductible, high copays, $30-60 for office visits, $30 to $50 for prescriptions, etc.). Our insurance basically pays nothing.
I think this is a good topic because my surgeon keeps recommending elective surgery for an inverted colostomy but I would need to pay for the daily irrigation equipment, and probably a good hefty amount of the hospital bill. With 2 daughters in college, my husband's company downsizing and on furlough, it's just out of the question.
So is there anyone here who has to pay for their ostomy supplies out of pocket?
This is something I've been curious about too.
Back when I had my temp ostomy in 1999, we had Choice Care and it paid for nearly all of my bills. We had to pay very little.
But it's not 1999 is it? Sigh......
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening