So Tired

Tonight, I trekked out to the Super Target next to my office and filled a prescription. Why is that so significant?

ONE). I drove back out to work because I have moved all my medicine to Target, who, after ONE MONTH, know me by name and have been diligently helping me with TWO). My fight with United Healthcare.

Finally finally finally, they approved my medication.

I have been fighting this since the beginning of December.

I have no less that three approval letters in my hands with incorrect information in them, five messages from United Healthcare managers with erroneous instructions, four phone conversations between them and my doctor, countless hours of my time lost on the phone in their round-a-bout queue being tossed from negligent person to negligent person, and about 50,000 tons of stomach acid whenever I think about it.

They really and truly deserve at least a formal grievance with the insurance commission over their bungling of the simplest thing ever, approving a medication that I have been on since 2005 and works to control a major disease (night terrors) and in turn, helps another major disease (diabetes).

This is how they win, folks. By tearing people down.

Please talking me into fighting again.

This article has 10 comments

  1. Mamma

    You have to fight if for no other reason than all of the folks who don’t have a car or insurance coverage at all.

    Whooo…how’s that for guilt?

  2. Sue at nobaddays

    Ugh! To put it mildly. Glad you got your meds though 😉

  3. J at

    Boo to United, but yay to Target for helping you in your fight!

    My insurance company recently tried paying .01 toward a $400 immunization for my daughter. Nice. The doctor’s office fought for hours to fix it, esp since it is a three shot regimen, so she needs 3 x $400. Glad for the office, but if insurance weren’t so screwed up, the doctor’s office wouldn’t have to spend SO MUCH time on this. Frustrating, and terribly expensive.

  4. alejna

    Ugh. I feel for you. Fighting health insurance companies makes me sick.

  5. Nadine

    That battle sucks, I am sorry you had to go through all of that. But I am really excited for you for getting your medicine.

  6. YoMomma

    It truly sucks when we have to fight for things like this. I too am going through similar (tho not as drastic) fights with insurance.

    Please, PLEASE, write the insurance commission!! If enough complaints get there, maybe someone will finally take notice.

    Hang in there, and keep on keepin’ on. You are in the right, and you should always fight for what is right!

  7. Ashleigh

    Glad that you kicked ass and straighten them out.

  8. Nat

    I firmly believe that the biggest obstacle to change is apathy. Get out there and give ’em hell,you know who else you might help in the process.

  9. Dawnie

    You need to at least submit a formal complaint with the insurance commission. Even if nothing directly comes of it, it needs to get recorded somewhere.

  10. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    You guys are right. I know. I will try next week, or maybe when I get back from Mom 2.0.

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