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  •  I wouldn't bloody damn well know. (0+ / 0-)

    See, because Norton Healthcare (which is the biggest provider of healthcare services in my little slice of the Commonwealth of Kentucky) and Anthem (which is my family's insurer via my husband's workplace) are in a pissing war over how much money Anthem gets to pay to Norton (Norton wants more, Anthem is basically telling them to go fsck a stump)...

    ...well, I'm pretty much in the boat of trying to find a new doctor, because (GUESS WHAT?) my primary care physician for the past two years has been through Norton.

    ...and this is the second fscking time I've had to do this, because previously my husband's insurance was through United Healthcare--and my PREVIOUS primary care physician didn't take United.

    ...meaning, I get to go through this lovely crap AGAIN for the SECOND FRIGGING TIME IN TWO YEARS.

    ...and if they switch the hubby's insurance again, I might well just have that doc for all of two fscking months, seeing as they're doing his open enrollment and who the goddamn hell knows if the doc will take what insurance is being proffered this time around.

    ...did I mention that this is in Kentucky, my husband's employer is based in frackin' MISSOURI, and the branch of Anthem involved is based out of Illinois?

    ...and that one of the things that is guaranteed to trigger my PTSD (along with, oh, being forced to watch all of "Jesus Camp" or attend a Joel's Army "altar call") just happens to be financial crap, especially stuff relating to my well-being and the well-being of those I care about? :P

    ...goddamn but it's enough for me to say "the hell with the doctors"; at the least, it's quite enough to drive me to drink (at least bourbon is still cheap)... :P

    •  That's one of the reasons (1+ / 0-)
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      dogemperor

      I don't bother to go to the doctor. Next year, he'll be "out of network." Seems like our plans change every year to keep costs down. I can't afford co-pays, I can't afford deductibles and I especially can't afford to be diagnosed with anything that mgiht count as a "pre-existing condition." This baby is beyond broke — let's fix it!

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      by anastasia p on Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 05:43:07 PM PDT

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      •  This is pretty much why I'm for fixing it. (0+ / 0-)

        One of the big reasons I'm all for national single-payer healthcare (yes, I'm pretty much to the point that the health care insurance companies should IMNSHO be nationalised.  ALL OF THEM.) is because of this mess--with a public option, at least, I could at least pick ONE doc and not have to worry about having to find a new doc every year or two.

        (Which would be a good thing--having a consistent doc = being able to actually keep a watch out for emergent health conditions BEFORE they get out of whack.)

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