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I was diagnosed over two years ago. My husband recently lost his job in which I was covered under group insurance. He is now working again and neither of the companies we work for offer group insurance. I have been turned down for private insurance. Can anyone PLEASE help me with getting new insurance? The State of Texas has not been very helpful with Celiac disease as they do not see this condition as a disability. Please help!

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can you call your doctors office and see if they have any suggestions? or maybe the department of health?

i don't live in Texas so i know i'm not much help but in New York (where i live) there's a program called Healthy NY and it provides health coverage based on your income. I'm not sure of the requirements but my sister got coverage and she has problems with her weight and thyroid so they can't be too strict. maybe Texas has something like that?


5/23/2008 - blood positive for antibodies

6/24/2008 - negative biopsy

8/11/2008 - DQ2 gene present

7/1/2008 - gluten-free

(and dairy-light until 12/1/2008)

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another website to try:

http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net/


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I was diagnosed over two years ago. My husband recently lost his job in which I was covered under group insurance. He is now working again and neither of the companies we work for offer group insurance. I have been turned down for private insurance. Can anyone PLEASE help me with getting new insurance? The State of Texas has not been very helpful with Celiac disease as they do not see this condition as a disability. Please help!

About 40 years ago I, too, was rejected by insurance because of celiac. My physician (an internal medicine specialist) wrote a strong letter to the medical director of the insurance company, explaining that my disease involves an inability to digest gluten and that I comply religiously with the gluten free diet. Moreover, he noted that there is no research that indicates lower longevity among people diagnosed with celiac than for the public at large.

It worked: I got insured and have been insured ever since. Do NOT let this go, because it may affect your ability to get insurance from other carriers. Find a doctor who will be a strong advocate for you with insurers.

Good luck,

GIB

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You may want to find a good lawyer. Though common, this slighting of celiac symptoms may be malpractice.

GIB

GIB

Please expand on this as I don't understand who would be the source of the slighting: the insurance companies, the doctors or the state insurance regulators?


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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