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.