My insurance didn’t pay anywhere near that much for my pump or D care… I actually ended up paying more out of pocket for my pump and supplies last year when I got my Ping than they did. It would have been no different had I gone with Minimed.
ALL American insurance plans are different, but depending on your co-pays and deductible, you could end up shelling out more than your insurance company does. If it wasn’t for my relatively good RX coverage, I’d end up paying more out of pocket than my insurance picks up. When my currently supply runs out, I will be paying for pump supplies out of pocket because my deductible is $2500… if all I were paying for were pump supplies, I probably wound’t hit that much in a year. That’s what they want - to NOT have to pay anything.
Our insurance plan costs my husband’s employer something like $1800 a month to insure our family… thankfully they pay all of that for us, or we probably couldn’t afford to have insurance. Sometimes I think we’d be saving money if we just got that $1800 and were free to spend it on what we needed.