This Would Have Been D-Day

So, this has been one hell of a week. My Aunt Jeanie passed away Wednesday, yesterday was six months since my mother died, and today was the date when I was supposed to go in for shoulder surgery.

Obviously, that still isn’t on the agenda.

To be perfectly frank, I’m starting to care less and less. The insurance company is being a-holes, and at this point, I figure the bicep will eventually detach, and I’ll just go to the hospital to get it repaired. I honestly don’t know how our medical benefits turned to shite in just a few years, but it is noticeably worse than it was even last year.

I’ve been told it could be weeks – or months – until I am approved for the surgery, and to be honest, I don’t even care anymore. When it happens, it happens, and I’m downing aspirin and drinking beer before bed to stave off the pain.

When I am closer to retirement, the city allows you to purchase a few years of insurance by using your accumulated sick and vacation time. At this point, I don’t see why I would even bother. What used to be a great plan has gone to crap, and medical benefits were the only good part of this job. No longer.

12 thoughts on “This Would Have Been D-Day

  1. Make a complaint to your state insurance commissioner…sometimes that works wonders, and keep after them, saving all correspondence and notes from all calls…you may eventually have a legal case that could fund your retirement…

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    1. Like DocRambo said, complain to the insurance commissioner. I have done that about a half dozen times and it ALWAYS gets results. It may not happen immediately, but it will happen. I used to have Kaiser Insurance. After a complaint to the insurance commissioner for some really crazy stuff similar to your issue, ever after when I would call, they’d ask me my patient number and then, as soon as I gave it to them, they would say, “Let me connect you with my supervisor.” Obviously there is a box they can check called “asshole” and mine was checked. I eventually got better insurance. The insurance commission doesn’t take complaints lightly.

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  2. I put you on our church prayer list…..I do nothing halfway…I go to have people who go to the big guy (NOT BIDEN)

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  3. Gary – Thank you. Went to the gym before work. Jogged just under three miles on the treadmill and now the shoulder hurts worse than before. I know I’m supposed to ease up, but I don’t want to get fat. And it annoys me that this could have been fixed today.

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