As you know, we are waiting to hear that Governor Cuomo has signed the Ostomy Supplies Coverage Bill into law and we are reasonably confident that he will do so in the next several weeks. As we mentioned in our previous emails regarding this issue, the Bill covers all commercial insurances but not those that are state-sponsored.
The situation with regard to coverage by state-sponsored programs is as follows:
- CHILD HEALTH PLUS
- HEALTHY NEW YORK
If you or you know someone who had problems with adequacy of ostomy supplies coverage by any of the above programs, please let us know as soon as possible and with as much detail as possible. We have an opportunity to try to influence the people who are responsible for these programs and for a time have the services of a specialist in this field and there is unlikely to be another occasion when we have such a chance to improve coverage.
As a reminder, if you live in New York, and did not sign the petition yet, please do it now, it takes less than a minute and it gives a boost for the campaign.
Sign it here Petitioning Governor Cuomo to sign into law NY Ostomy Supplies Coverage Bill and send it to others to sign it as well.
Please help us clear the last hurdle, and many thanks for all your help so far; contact me if you have any questions.