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DW and my strips are covered by Medicare Part B. Have been zero co-pay for quite a while -
although I end up buying over-the-counter since the prescriptions call for less testing than
we typically do.

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Nice. I think my insurance selected a different brand. I buy strips off Amazon about 3 times a year. My cost is about $300 total.

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I buy strips off Amazon about 3 times a year. My cost is about $300 total.

If you buy the free brand from Amazon Pharmacy, they might be free. Or buy from a local pharmacy or the insurance company mail order. $300 is $300, after all.
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Actually its less, because I reimburse my strips from a HSA account.

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Who notes it is less than if he bought the strips from his pharmacy...

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Actually its less, because I reimburse my strips from a HSA account.

Which is funded by you. $300 less in the HSA or you can use it to cover other HSA medical expenses.
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Yes, I get that it is not free, but if I don't have your insurance, it doesn't help me get them for free, now does it.

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Yes, I get that it is not free, but if I don't have your insurance, it doesn't help me get them for free, now does it.

Choosing to use a different meter and strips is your choice. If your current meter software offers a benefit others do not offer, then that is a choice you have to make.

I know the software provided by the manufacturer was changed in the last year. Their new software reads the meter and then sends it into their online server. It is not saved on my computer and there is no way to do so. I had a LONG talk with their "lack of technical support" department. Then I promptly deleted their new software and will keep using their old software. I do not want anything from my system uploaded anywhere unless *I* approve it.
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DW and my strips are covered by Medicare Part B. Have been zero co-pay for quite a while -
although I end up buying over-the-counter since the prescriptions call for less testing than
we typically do.

Howie52
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