You can get the latest updates from Tim's mom on his facebook page here:
He's doing good! He has a room now, he finally got out of ICU. He's in a lot of pain, though, but I think that's to be expected. He's been wanting to get online, but I'm not sure he's ready for that yet. 4 days ago
I was just telling a friend about this, last night. He's a director of Family Medicine up at Harvard. It's not the denial that irks me. Okay that, too, but what they are proposing is just bad Medicine.
How did we ever allow these folks to get this much power in the first place? Someone I know in these parts suggests they have powerful lobbyists working on their behalf. There is probably a lot of truth in that.
But how does the average layperson navigate these treacherous waters? 8 days ago
Sent a certified letter, plus an email to the State. Would you believe the insurance company called already tonight? That was in response to the State. The letter was just mailed so they were not answering that.
Now, shall we bet that that is the call to explain their position or shall we throw caution to the winds and say they called (was not going to answer an unidentified caller after 6 PM) because they had a change of heart? 9 days ago
Medicine has turned into a complete business (remember housecalls? But in fairness, the Family Docs still do them. They have a totally different philosophy if they are not hog-tied). It's a shame that a bean counter has the final say and that a man who has reached the pinnacle of his career, worked hard to be where he is, is undermined by the insurance doctors, who I am absolutely certain do not have near the credentials the department head has.
I don't know how we can countermand this. My sister told me not to "waste the time" to write to the insurance company. She may be right in that. But it sure would make a nice op-ed piece, say, in The New York Times.