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Re: A Cautionary Tale
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2019, 06:57:57 PM »
Yes, and agree..

Cue the Ayn Rand blather.

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Re: A Cautionary Tale
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2019, 12:03:52 AM »
Just as an example, a medication that I have been taking for 45 years has been $10.00 for a 90 refill at Walmart for the past 19 years I have lived in Florida. Last time I refilled it, my Insurance paid out to Walmart $52.47 from my HSA. It is the same exact dosage, and it is a generic version. I called the health insurance company to find out why. He claimed it was "contracted amount" and if I had paid for it out of pocket it would have cost $10.00.

Also, when my last Doctor found out I had new insurance, all of a sudden he detected a heart murmur, that I never had before. He started wanting me to do all these tests and see a Cardiologist. When I quit him and saw a new Doctor, there has been no mention of any heart murmur in over 2 years.

Reminds me of my former doctor - the one who didn't have time to see me right before I collapsed with bilateral pneumonia. He was our family physician, had his office just a few blocks from my house, and generally did a pretty good job of taking care of our medical needs...although if he spent even five minutes with one of us, we felt like he thought he was doing us a favor.

About two years ago, he joined a "medical group" - and suddenly I could not call his office directly, but had to go through a central group office with any questions or to make an appointment. More telling, if I mentioned virtually any medical issue that I was having, instead of treating it himself he would want to refer me to a specialist. This is absolutely true: during one of my last appointments with him, he referred me to three different specialists in the span of about five minutes. (Itching in one ear - to an ENT specialist. Pain in my lower back - to a pain specialist. Trouble sleeping - to a sleep specialist.) Here's the punchline: All three complaints were ones for which he had treated me before, in some cases for years. That was, of course, before he joined a medical group.
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Re: A Cautionary Tale
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2019, 09:43:06 AM »
All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Dagon is an idiot!!

Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security, Deserve Neither- Benjamin Franklin