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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:55 am 
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I am starting to become concerned about the expense of all of the alternative foods we are having to buy due to allergies. When my other children have their testing done and find they also have allergies (assuming now) we won't be able to eat! We have 6 family members and 3 of us are already having to alter our diet with special alternative foods and it's killing us!

Is there anything that helps? Tax returns? Insurance? Help!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:41 pm 
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I have sent you a PM, but I would not hold my breath about insurance. They often don't even want to pay for elemental formula when it is the ONLY thing that an allergic baby or young child can have... so I do not see them paying for "regular" food.

It is too bad, because I know the cost of food for some people (along with medications, etc.) can be prohibitive.

K.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:58 am 
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KarenOASG wrote:
I have sent you a PM, but I would not hold my breath about insurance. They often don't even want to pay for elemental formula when it is the ONLY thing that an allergic baby or young child can have... so I do not see them paying for "regular" food.

It is too bad, because I know the cost of food for some people (along with medications, etc.) can be prohibitive.

K.


This is what I am afraid of. This special food is killing our budget and is literally a hardship on our family of 6. I have had to go get a 2nd job just to pay for this food! thank you for responding Karen :) I will check my PM's

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:54 am 
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I don't know much about resources in the USA.
I do know that there is a program for assistance with medications.
Here is a link that speaks of it. Perhaps they could point you in the right direction or assist in coering the cost of medicines to free up some funds?
http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=7&sub=92&cont=458
Good luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:43 am 
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_Susan_ wrote:
I don't know much about resources in the USA.
I do know that there is a program for assistance with medications.
Here is a link that speaks of it. Perhaps they could point you in the right direction or assist in coering the cost of medicines to free up some funds?
http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=7&sub=92&cont=458
Good luck!


Thank you! I will check it out :)

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