State representative to mom: Buy your own meds

Monday, Nicole Nichols sent an email to each representative, asking for help in obtaining her diabetic daughter’s insulin pump supplies…

…While the supply company was covered by Medicaid, the company they outsourced to was not. Nichols said she called 23 companies to find one that was both covered by Medicaid and in the original company’s approved network. She has yet to find one…

…She said Jeffrey Guice is the only representative who responded negatively.

His response was not the one Nichols was expecting.

Guice responded, “I am sorry for your problem. Have you thought about buying the supplies with money that you earn?”

Clarion Ledger
6/28/16