Posts Tagged ‘insurance’

I get very angry when I see the commercials telling people how we must “not let government come between us and our doctors.” 

I hope people realize that you already have two things standing between you and your doctors:  money and insurance companies.  The insurance companies are a profit organization, so do you really think that they are going to care that you need a $2,000 MRI?  Do you have the money to pay for a $2,000 MRI? 

What that means is, if you are older or have DNA at all similar to mine, that you are going to fall by the wayside.  I went with only a very tiny AARP insurance policy for several years and during that time, I developed heart problems.  My DNA is very faulty folks, but my problems are all controllable and treatable.  However, with my inadequate insurance, I almost died. 

You know, in this developed, advanced country.  With the “best medical care on earth.”  With insurance companies leading the way.  With government standing out of being between me and my doctor.  I had a doctor’s office tell me I was just suffering from stress for two years and, as soon as I paid the $1,000 off for my treadmill stress test, they just might order another test for me.  They even went so far as to call me up to come into their office one day and, me, fool that I am, driving there thinking “They’ve found out what is wrong with me.”  Only to be told that they did not want to see me for three months. 

Yes, they called me up to come in to tell me not to return for three months.  I was told that there was nothing wrong with me but stress and they did not want to see me in their office for three months; even though my blood pressure was 20 points different from one arm to the other, even though I was having heart palpitations and pain in my left arm, shoulder and jaw.  AND, they had the nerve to charge me $50 for the visit that I did not ask for.

Seven days later, I had emergency heart surgery.  I had a spasming artery and, you know what?  Their cardiologist had told me he thought I might have a spasming artery but added, “I only work here.”  In apology for the treatment I was not getting. 

St. Francis Hospital did not care that I did not have insurance.  They said they would work that out later, today was about saving my life, and they did.  Their doctor knew I did not have anywhere near adequate insurance but he ordered a Cardiac Catherization and when I woke up from it, I was admitted to the hospital and listening to the surgeon, who was out in the hall and on the phone rescheduling other patients to do my surgery.

Frankly, it is time that someone come between us and good medical care, and make sure we all receive same.

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I now have health insurance.  I am covered under a policy from the State of Indiana.  If Indiana can do it, this country could do it.

And, this is a great policy.  They focus on getting and keeping you healthy. There are benefits for getting check-ups and stuff that we all tend to put off, like the dreaded colonoscopy.  Today, I got a flu shot, a tetnus shot and a vacine against shingles.  I also found out that my cough may just be from my blood pressure medicine and my high blood pressure could be helped by an adjustment in same meds. 

I also have three tests being scheduled for conditions that have been ignored way too long.  Added bonus; a $50 coupon for Barnes & Noble for doing my part in staying healthy.  This is what insurance should be about. 

For those of you without insurance, you have to know how wonderful this is to feel like someone cares.  If your state is not helping you, send them to http://www.in.gov/fssa/hip/6621.htm and have them find out how Indiana did it.

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When I check my Blog spam, it’s always one of four things. 1. I get gambling sites. Who has the money to gamble on-line now? The biggest gamble I’m doing these days is whether to fill the gas tank tonight, or wait and gamble that it will only have gone up one cent by morning.

Then, 2. there are a lot of insurance spams.  Are spammers more adventurous or just more reckless so that they need twelve kinds of insurance?  It isn’t like I am not already in the poor house from having insurance. Since it was payday, it always brings to mind that I am currently paying on two life insurances, one house insurance, car insurance, cancer insurance and pharmacy insurance. I’m so well insured, I can’t afford to buy health insurance, which might see to it that someone, not me, collects on the life insurance.

3. Blog Sites who collect blog sites.  I look at these as the Reader’s Digest version of Blogs. Someone, who at least has the decency to credit the original author, has apparently learned to make money without writing a word themselves; otherwise, what fun do you get just collecting blogs?

Errant Master Daughter, http://BrainDebris.wordpress.com returned to posting, after taking a break to either go camping or because she was mad as spit over being pinged by a fake Viagra site, who stole her post “Will Knit for Sex”. I don’t think she minded them publishing it so much as she did the fact that they did not give credit to her as the writer. When I wrote them a comment, stating as much, it was promptly removed from their site.

So, the next day, when I checked my Spam folder and found two pings, I checked them out and found #4 in my categories of Spam. It is the “other” pings. Usually, someone has linked back to you and given you credit and that is fine by me. I did have one last week that caused me to pause.  I had no idea that prisoners were now entertaining themselves on the internet. Either that, or the jailers are, because I was pinged by The bradshaw state jail .

I had to view the site to see just what I had written that was pertinant to inmates.  They linked from my post -”Advice for the FLDS – “I can’t remember” is not a good answer in court. It started with: “Rules that we tell our boys, to get along better in the world: 1. If a cop stops you, be cooperative and polite. They really do not like to be called names, insulted or spit-on.   That is a sure way to a ticket or jail.”   Perhaps I can make money giving seminars in prison on proper police interaction behavior. I would think that might be something jail inmates need???

Whatever the case, they are an eclectic group.  Most notable of the links were:  RE: sexape lopez, and a link to something called boredshitless, which must get a lot of hits by inmates who should be making license plates. There is also an encyclopedia with a list of state prisons in texas, just in case someone might need to relocate for their next crime. The link of “List of Texas state prisons – TheBestLinks.com, just to make sure you go to the top prison next time and not one with just the internet. Probably doesn’t even have a weight room.

The one that really got me though were the RECENT POSTS:

ladie’s gold watches – is this so they will know the best next time and not get time for grabbing a Timex? 

creamed lips and,  In the same vein was male belly buttons. If these are recipes, I do not want to know! 

Then, we have redheaded guys – no comment from me on that one. To each their own. 

There was PIRATE cruise virginia beach, which would have a whole different meaning if it had been a PRIVATE cruise virginia beach.   I

nspirational wallpaper must be feng sui for cells  and just why do they need, fanny mae energy efficient loans

For hobbies, we have: write elvish, data recovery company, good songs for when your best friend stabs you in the back (This may be a how-to site), and, my personal favorite for inmates:

neoclassical definition of political economy.  Perhaps this is a white color crime facility?

To wrap up, I do think the link to “how much lunesta does it take to kill you” is just taking this jail internet thing too far.

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