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Health insurance for diabetic in Texas

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: I'm looking for a supplemental policy to medical insurance provided at work for my sister. She is a diabetic that has a Medtronic insulin pump but her diabetes has been under control for over two years. Would she qualify for any supplemental plans? We are in Texas.

A: According to the article "Health Insurance for Diabetics" at there are at least three supplemental health insurance policies that can provide supplemental coverage. These can be used individually or in combination. Benefits are paid under the fee schedule regardless of other insurance that may be in force. All three are available in Texas: Value Health, Value Med, Basic Health Insurance


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