Heath care is going to the dogs. This is nothing new. This post is not original. We all have our stories. I just need to post about mine or I am going to explode.
United Healthcare, our insurance company for 7 years now at my company – the company where *I* make the decision as to what insurance company we use, the very same company that settled a multimillion dollar lawsuit just this week – has gone so far off the deep end in cutting costs that it makes my stomach drop thinking about the plunge.
I have spend hours. Hours. HOURS HOURS HOURS. Hours over the last two months on the phone trying to get authorized for a medication I have been taking since 2005. A medication that is expensive. A medication, when taken in conjunction with two other medications, makes my night terrors go away. A medication that I by and large pay for myself because I have an HSA, and all costs go to my deductible.
I have followed United Healthcare’s procedures. To the letter. I have been ignored. They have been incompetent, dropped the ball, and put money first over the care of a patient. Over the wishes of my doctor, over my best interests medically.
And I pay alot for insurance.
Imagine the clusterfuck for people who don’t?