posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:24 AM
I once posted about this, and it went largely unnoticed, but now, a few years later, and a lot of fighting and some more BS with the Insurance
Companies and I'm ready to pull my hair out.
Some background: I don't have bad coverage, yeah it's a little bit of a hit out of my paycheck for my contribution, but still, it's not bad
coverage, and I have never had that big a problem with the Insurance carrier, they pay the girls bills, which are high due to their disabilities, and
i get my regular checkups.
Well I ended up hurting myself. Badly, kinda dealt with it for a while, then when I couldn't anymore went to a specialist. The specialist, although
he was a surgeon, really didn't wish to have to operate, and tried every single non-operative way to deal with the situation. Fast forward two
years.. The disc, has finally collapsed and it needs to be cleaned out and fused, not a majorly big deal AFAIC, but still needs to be done, and
that's that. January 1st of this year rolls around, and POOF, my Insurance carrier decides it's "not medically necessary" as long as pain
medication will allow me to somewhat function, and removed authorization for my specialist. So fine ok, go to my PCP, the response "You need a
specialist, have a nice day, oh and by the way, we're dismissing you from the practice because you have this severe injury that no-one here will
contend with, go see the specialist" *blink* Well I had my issues with my PCP practice anyhow, not a big deal , lets just find a new specialist that
is covered and can give a second opinion. *bzzzzzzzzzzzzt* Wrong. Guess what? There are no specialists that take the insurance in the state?
So now after a month and a half of fighting and fighting and fighting and hobbling and whatever.... I have to wonder.... Will Obamacare actually fix
this problem or will it make it substantially worse? And what ever happened to Do No Harm, isn't denying someone a simple bit of surgery to fix
something, doing harm? I dont' want to be on meds for the rest of my life, I want this fixed....
Oh well, just my rant for the week, ignore it if you wish.. I'm just totally frustrated..