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Old 02-09-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Trouble getting health insurance while taking phendimetrazine?

Hi. I was wondering if anyone has experienced any trouble in acquiring a health insurance policy since starting on medi? I tried to get health insurance via ehealthinsurance. I just received my denial letter from Celtic because of my "prescription history", "specifically the use of medication for weightloss". On my application I was honest about going to medi and using an appetite suppressant. I thought they'd appreciate that I was taking steps to lose weight and become healthier.

I have also tried to get insurance via Blue Cross Blue Shield. I was able to get approved about a year ago (after fibbing a little on my weight). This time around though, I haven't heard a yes or a no, and it's been over a week...so I'm thinking it's going to be a no as well. :-(
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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No experience here, just sympathy. I hate that insurance wants to punish you for something that will ultimately save them money. Ridiculous!
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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I have insurance through my employer. Do you have that option? If so, I would apply for that..usually during October is the annual "sign up" time. Barring that, I have never heard of a health insurance company denying for "prescription" history. Guess it is possible though, however, I would be inclined to be calling them up directly.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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I opted to not get it through my employer last year, because I thought it was too expensive. I have been on a very strict budget! We are able to sign up again March 1st, but luckily I was just approved by BCBS of KC today! yay! The only bad thing is I just decided to move to TX at the end of March so now I need to find another carrier to switch to at that time, I just hope I don't have to go through this all again! But BCBS seems to be the way to go, even if it is $30 more a month in TX. :-(
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