flanges/bags...what are you paying??

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awesomeame
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   Posted 7/31/2007 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
post up what you pay [before taxes] for your flanges and bags, where you buy & brand...
 
flanges-hollister new image-$48/5
bags-hollister new image-$110/20
 
from "national home healthcare" here in kitchener, ontario.  cheapest in town.
 
with the canadian dollar doing so well over here, it could be really advantageous to shop elsewhere, although i have no idea if my insurance would cover it if i bought in the usa.  i'm curious what everyone pays though!
 
--matt


Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


badbaggirl
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   Posted 7/31/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe I use the same as you... Hollister New Image. I get them from Edgepark which is more expensive than yours I guess, but insurance covers it.
flange - (with tape) 5/ 55.62
Bags /10/ 49.73
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Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 7/31/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My insurance informed me 2 months after my temp ostomy (when I was no longer in need of supplies) that they dont pay a cent for ostomy supplies. Also they gave me the name of 2 places that give united healthcare 40% discounts....I was like thanks for letting me know 2 months later when I odnt need them anymore!
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


Johnny
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   Posted 7/31/2007 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,check it out if you can use the stoma as a tax break in Canada.I heard that they give you a tax credit.How true it is I can't say for sure,but I did hear it.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/1/2007 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
My insurance pays for my supplies.

awesomeame
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   Posted 8/1/2007 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah here in canada we get $600/yr from the government, and my insurance does cover 80%, but that means i'm still on the hook for 20%...that's why i'm wondering what everyone else is paying, so i can find the cheapest place!
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


Shaz032
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   Posted 8/1/2007 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
In Australia, we're so lucky, the govt pays for all our supplies so we get them free :)
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
 
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Smoke3
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   Posted 8/1/2007 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Ontario pays $600.00 a year in 2 payments for permanent ostomy supplies
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