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Doctor visit today

Monday, April 16, 2018

I had my yearly visit with my ENT doctor today. I had quite the surprise when I got there & discovered he no longer took my insurance. When informed of this I cancelled the appointment. I called my primary care doctor from my car for a referral to a different doctor who was in my network. I got another name of a doctor I knew nothing about so I went back into the office to ask how much it would be if I paid cash. I really like my ENT and didn’t want to switch to someone who knew nothing about my history. They told me how much and I decided to be seen & pay out of pocket. The receptionist then told me they had received approval for my visit even though they weren’t in network. The office called BC Network and was told they would cover the visit less my copay. So crazy!

Let me go on record saying the insurance system in our country is so ridiculous. We are the greatest country in the world so how is it that we have practically the worst system in the world. No one should have to choose between getting their medication and putting food on their table or a roof over their head. When are those who run our country going to crawl out of the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies and do what’s right for us, the citizens who voted them in?

Agh! That’s my rant for today.

BTW, all went well with the ENT visit.
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  • L1LL1AN_M
    You're right! Our insurance system is a mess. I'm waiting for approval for a MRI because of pain in my gut that I've had for over three months. I've been to the ER three times and admitted to the hospital two times. You'd think they would approve the MRI just to keep me out the ER. LOL.
    346 days ago
    I agree that our insurance system is horrible and complicated. Thank you for your blog. Have an awesome day!
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    346 days ago
    I agree whole heartedly about the insurances! Don't get me would not be pretty. 😤
    Did you hear Wal-Mart is possibly going to buy Humana insurance? Put Dr's in their store areas and charge way less than other Dr's! Maybe a good thing! Glad all worked out for you this time. 👍
    355 days ago
    I will avoid the politics ( I am in Canada too) but I am happy it all worked out for you in the end and your checkup was fine.
    367 days ago
    I'm glad all is well after the confusion
    367 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/17/2018 11:26:21 AM
    I totally agree about insurance. It is a huge part of the problem. We need universal health care and most of our leaders know this but choose to give tax breaks to themselves and their rich cronies instead. They are bought and paid for.
    367 days ago
    So sorry you have this problem... BTW... the USA is not the greatest country in the world. Sweden is rated 1st, then Canada as 2nd. Our health care is all free... we can buy extra, but most of us don't bother. The trillions of dollars your country spends yearly on WARS would go a long way toward looking after it's people ie: health care etc. But I'm sure you know this. My heart goes out to you. emoticon emoticon
    367 days ago
    Good news. If you want change, remember to vote in November.
    367 days ago
    I'm not fond of doctors on a good day. Glad to hear everything worked out in the end.
    367 days ago
    I'm glad the appointment turned out good though. Sorry you had to go through such a stressful day.

    367 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Glad your insurance covered your visit even though the Dr. is non network. I am working with Medicare and a supplement so it does get a little messed up at times! I also don't like to go to a new Dr. when the person doesn't know your past history.
    367 days ago
    Anyone notice ? Certainly our system is strained, rural folk have it harder and may need to commute, but on the whole... it works pretty well.
    367 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I agree. The insurance system in this country is crazy. I am glad that you were able to see your internist.
    367 days ago
    Our insurance system is a mess. If you try to do the right things it seems like you get penalized.
    368 days ago
    ...not much else for 35 days of radiation. Included regular med checks, MRI, blood work, and dietician. All those stories about our system are not in my experience. This includes a heart transplant that lasted 23 years , bro in law. Why doesn’t anyo
    368 days ago
    At least that worked out. I am Canadian and have basic coverage but getting to a specialist can mean a wait...HOWEVER, my husband got immediate referral with only a ten day wait for app’t with a surgeon and treatment. We paid for some meds, and not m
    368 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    I have that same complaint.
    368 days ago
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