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Will insurance cover ziplock lips?
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Will insurance cover ziplock lips?
I wonder if medicare would cover getting ziplock lips. Imagine how easy that would make it for us mouth breathers...

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RE: Will insurance cover ziplock lips?
They don't cover cosmetic procedures.

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RE: Will insurance cover ziplock lips?
I suspect my wife would deem it "medically advisable" with a view to using it during waking hours.
05-11-2016 12:12 PM
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RE: Will insurance cover ziplock lips?
(05-11-2016 12:12 PM)chill Wrote:  I suspect my wife would deem it "medically advisable" with a view to using it during waking hours.

My wife said, only if it comes with a remote control.

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RE: Will insurance cover ziplock lips?
(05-11-2016 12:08 PM)justMongo Wrote:  They don't cover cosmetic procedures.

Actually most insurance will cover 'medically necessary' cosmetic procedures. One could argue that adding a zipper in this case would be medically necessary....

Now as to whether they cover experimental procedures, that might be another sticking point. I have a feeling there isn't a lot of proven research regarding this particular choice.
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