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Will Humana Or Medicare Pay For Lap Band Surgery?

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Will Humana Or Medicare Pay For Lap Band Surgery?

Postby Jaydee » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:36 pm

I am only 57 yet, as a widow, I get regular social security disability from my late husband's social security.
I am morbidly obese and am an extremely high risk for heart attack or stroke, which could cost medicare a lot more, not including what state medicaid benefits and SSI paid out for three week long hospital stays for severe cellulitis of my stomach skin and a resulting internal infection over four years, two types of insulin monthly at around $150 per month over six yers, and other medicine costs for other medications related to my diabetes.
I tried to get the surgery in the mid nineties through my husband's work insurance but they would not let me.
I cannot lose weight through exercise as I developed arthritis in my knees in 2006, and edema in my feet and legs because of poor circulation.
I put over one hundred lbs of weight following radioctive iodine treatments that destroid my complete thyroid function as a result of Graves Disease, which the first president Bush also had.
My physician did not bother telling be about weight gain that would occur once I not longer had an overactive thyroid gland. I desperately want lap band surgery so that I can lose weight and be able to engage in activities with my young grandchildren and their mother and with my two other children who are in college and like to hike and bike.
And I do not want to die.
But without surgery, I cannot lose the weight I need, although I have been eating healthy for three years now.
With surgery I could lose the nearly 175 pounds I need in order to became physically active and to keep the weight off.
Recent studies over several years have revealed that for a majority of peole weight loss surgery often results in diabetics being able to control the disease through diet, and for those with Type II, adult onset Diabetes, the disease appears to disappear as the pancreas can produce enough insulin on its own once most of the fat is lost. I would give anything to lead a healthy and active life again and to be able to quit having to give my self insulin shots.
I inject levimir twice a day to set a base line, and Novolog before each meal, and have since 1998 after controlling the disease with oral medicine between 1992 and 1998.
My obesity also makes it difficult to control my chronic ulcerative colitis which I was diagnosed with during the late nineties. The medicare progrm would save tens of thousands of dollars if I could get the surgery in hospital stays, doctors and specialist visits for diabetis related illnesses, and on insulin and other medications.
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Will Humana Or Medicare Pay For Lap Band Surgery?

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Will Humana or medicare pay for lap band surgery?

I am only 57 yet, as a widow, I get regular social security disability from my late husband's social security.
I am morbidly obese and am an extremely high risk for heart attack or stroke, which could cost medicare a lot more, not including what state medicaid benefits and SSI paid out for...
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Will Humana Or Medicare Pay For Lap Band Surgery?

Postby Talehot » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:42 pm

I'm quite sure they'll cover it now.
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that says:

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Will Humana Or Medicare Pay For Lap Band Surgery?

Postby Gobrwy » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:50 pm

There are certain instances when insurance cover gastric bypass and lap band surgeries.
Give your insurance company a call and get their requirement list, then get with your doctor and discuss your options.
Much paperwork is in your future.
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Postby Sevastianos » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:56 pm

decaf java is an excellent lower calorie liquid
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Postby Weyland » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:58 pm

Measure out and about that bowl of cereal as well as oatmeal, including the fruit, loco, maple syrup, milk, and yogurt you increase it. Have a set of measuring cups and spoons available instead of eyeballing.
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Postby Edel » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Bake a healthy breakfast ahead of time to ensure you don't grab a sugary scone away from home.
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Postby Montrelle » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Going low carb is which can encourage weight loss. Limit the carbs (especially refined carbs like muffins and bagels) you need to include a little fat.
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Will Humana Or Medicare Pay For Lap Band Surgery?

Postby Brooksone » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:04 pm

Make pancakes even healthier by building mashed baked sweet potato, several pureed spinach and blueberries, or cooked quinoa.
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Postby Dewei » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:32 pm

Aim for a 300- in order to 400-calorie meal.
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