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    It sounds like the new covid shot is expected to get final approval tomorrow. And I saw at Safeway today that they have flu shots available. Next week starts my major work travel season (San Diego for a giant conference next week, LA twice in October, Dallas for our team away day later in October, Las Vegas for another mega conference in November, Chicago for the company holiday party in early December). If I can get both the flu shot and covid shot at the end of the week I will be happy.

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    My pulmonologist recommends that I get the RSV vax, so I will be doing so in addition to the others (new Covid, flu & pneumonia).

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    So I had an appointment for the vax today at cvs but was denied because cvs doesn’t accept my insurance. When making the appointment make sure that the provider accepts your insurance since it’s now subject to the for profit medical industrial complex paying for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    So I had an appointment for the vax today at cvs but was denied because cvs doesn’t accept my insurance. When making the appointment make sure that the provider accepts your insurance since it’s now subject to the for profit medical industrial complex paying for it.
    Are we talking about the Rsv vax here? Did you expect it to be free?

    The pharmacy I use has accepted my insurance for pneumonia and shingles so I imagine subsequent vaccinations will be covered there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Are we talking about the Rsv vax here? Did you expect it to be free?

    The pharmacy I use, has excepted my insurance for pneumonia and shingles so I imagine subsequent vaccinations will be covered there as well.
    No. The covid vax. Sorry I wasn’t clear.

    I’d heard that it wasn’t going to be paid by the government anymore but didn’t think much of it since I have decent insurance. Then the reality of our shitty for profit healthcare system reared it’s ugly head when I learned that one of the two largest pharmacy chains in the country doesn’t take that insurance.

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    Insurance is not my strong point, but the news I get says Medicare part D will pay for the RSV vaccine.

    "Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Actís (IRA) expansion of Medicareís vaccine coverage, this RSV vaccine is covered by Medicare Part D and is cost-free to you. Medicare Part D covers this vaccine as long as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends it. The ACIP, a government agency that gives advice about who should get certain vaccines, currently recommends the RSV vaccine for adults ages 60 and over.

    If your pharmacy tries to charge a copay or deductible, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for help. Remember, as long as you have Medicare Part D, this RSV vaccine should be free for you. You can also call your local Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) for assistance at 1-800-434-0222.
    See Medicare.gov for more information on Medicare-covered vaccines and preventive services."
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Are we talking about the Rsv vax here? Did you expect it to be free?

    The pharmacy I use has accepted my insurance for pneumonia and shingles so I imagine subsequent vaccinations will be covered there as well.

    oh, wait, I take that back. Both shingles shots were out of pocket, I forgot about that, but no matter it was worth it to me.
    I’m pretty sure the pneumonia shot was covered? Oh hell I don’t even remember anymore.
    I am not a serious person.

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    For me both shingles and pneumonia were covered. I got them both at the doc's office. The only other vax I've ever gotten at CVS was one of the other covid shots, back when the government bought them so I didn't find out that CVS doesn't take my insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    For me both shingles and pneumonia were covered. I got them both at the doc's office. The only other vax I've ever gotten at CVS was one of the other covid shots, back when the government bought them so I didn't find out that CVS doesn't take my insurance.
    Ah then you have “better insurance” (whatever that means) than my publicly funded gubmnt policy.

    even though I really have no complaints about any of my health costs because I have plenty of money, I feel it’s necessary to always complain about health insurance because that’s just what we Americans do. You of course were complaining about it several posts ago.

    I guarantee you that when the government steps further into it, it will STILL be nothing but complaints.
    I am not a serious person.

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    Actually the reason my insurance pays for all the vaccines is because of the ACA, a government law.

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