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  •  When I was laid off a few years ago (22+ / 0-)

    getting health insurance once my company provided health insurance ended was a nightmare.  I had developed frozen shoulder and they 'goofed' on getting me signed up in time (seems they are allowed to legally goof for 32 days or some idiot number) and I was in agony and would call to beg them to hurry my insurance and they would forward it around and pretend this person had done it and then that person and nothing ever got done. They kept saying I should just pay for it and then apply to try to get it back afterwards.  Who can pay for a CAT scan out of their pockets when they are unemployed?  Talk about a form of torture!  Do you think it's really possible to even reason with folks when you're in that kind of pain?  Or remember to dot all the i's and cross all the t's?  

    It ended up I paid for health care for two months and then they they shifted the coverage to another company and I had to start all over trying to get covered during which time the first company insisted that I'd voluntarily canceled my insurance with them (and so would not be eligible with the new company) even though I'd paid them.  and I never did get my medicine paid for and it took three months to get a CAT scan (total) with the new company finally.

    Those first bastards were paid almost a grand and didn't do ANYTHING for me.

    Health care needs to be single payer and eliminate the assholes in the middle.  It's the shifting care around that leads to having many of the delays or at least giving them an excuse to float your money (ie provide no services but be paid).  That can be eliminated in only one way.  You can't shift the responsibility around if there's only one party covering health care.

    We're all one heartbeat away from Forever.

    by KS Rose on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:27:17 AM PST

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