Health Insurance Makes Me Crazy

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I have a friend. She has a daughter. While in college, the daughter was covered on the parents’ health insurance policy. Well, sorta. As part of her college program, the daughter had to do an internship. Hey, that’s great! Great experience, maybe a great chance to get a permanent job! Except, as it turns out,…

Perhaps you might have wondered why I don’t blog so much lately. That would be because my full-time job these days is navigating the The Best Health Insurance System In The World!TM on behalf of my elderly mother. You may recall that a few weeks back, her wallet was stolen, necessitating cancellation of her existing…

As I recently reported, my mother’s wallet was stolen last week, containing her bank card, driver’s license, and insurance and Medicare cards. This has resulted in hours and hours of work for me to deal with replacing the cards, working with the bank to contest the fraudulent charges on her account, etc. I’m going to…

Shush! This is an Examining Room!

It can’t be avoided. Once a year you make the trek to the gynecologist’s office for the annual exam. For various reasons, the whole experience is extremely unpleasant for me, and yet I go, because I try to take care of my health. And hey, I have health insurance! And it pays for the annual…

What’s a good citizen to do if he or she thinks that cough and sneeze is swine flu? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. This afternoon I’ve…

Scrubbing the Kitchen Floor

Whenever I go back home to see my mom, I usually spend some time visiting with her cousin D., who lives in the house across the street from my mother’s house. D. has spent a good many years taking care of his elderly mother, my great-aunt. I have known D. all my life. As a…

As if the world needed another example of how the American health insurance system is completely insane, maddening, inefficient…I mean, we’ve all seen Sicko, right? But let me just share the private hell I’ve been through recently. I’d like to tell you what happened yesterday, but to do that, I have to go back a…