posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:13 AM
Mods, Please feel free to move. I'm not sure if this belongs here or Rants.
It all started when my wife changed jobs, along with insurance companies.
My wife is an RN and for reasons we won't go into now, went to work at another hospital. While we had the previous insurance, I could just go to my
doctor's office, get my prescriptions and have them filled. No problems, right?
Well, now that has changed. I take Humira for rheumatoid arthritis. Now, because of the insurance, it has to be shipped to me by "Special Services".
Basically UPS with a cold pack to keep the medicine cool. The maddening part is: I use the same pharmacy as before. They keep it in stock, so that
can't be the reason. It's not a narcotic of any sort, so it rules that out.
It's been a 2 week run around to get this filled, so, now I'm 2 weeks behind on my med. I called the special services hotline to find out what the
problem was. Answer? My doctor's office had faxed it to the wrong number. Wait for it... It was the pharmacy number. You're not supposed to fax it to
them. Huh? Never got an answer to that. To me this is a perfect example of why health care is so expensive. Uselessly, hopelessly complicated red
tape, when it could be made so much simpler. Why does an insurance company have a whole division dedicated to this?
The medicine use to cost about $120 a month with the previous insurance.
Now, it's $210 a month and much harder to process the prescription. So, what's all that extra for?
I've been going over and over this in my head and keep coming up with the same question, Why So Complicated?
edit on 2-7-2012 by DAVID64
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