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health care / girlie rant

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by I Luv Roo, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. I Luv Roo

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    health care / girlie rant

    Discussion started by I Luv Roo - Jul 21, 2002

    Okay, I am starting this thread because yesterday I had such a frustrating experience with my health insurance.

    Before I had a health plan, I used to go to Planned Parenthood every year and get a year's supply worth of birth control pills FREE - plus a checkup. Now that I have insurance, I go to a different doctor, and she prescribes the BCP to me. So yesterday I go to walgreen's, the closest pharmacy (and where are the mom and pop pharmacies anymore? gone?) - and the girl at the counter says that my plan 'doesn't cover that brand of pills' - I'm like WHAT? and she says I have to call my provider to find out why (she didn't offer to call from there, like they are supposed to). So I really need them, so I just pay outright. Then I call my provider, which of course makes me go through like 8 numbers and people, and they tell me it's not their fault and to call the pharmacy AGAIN. Circles, I tell you! It's maddening!
    So I call Walgreen's back and they realise that the girl fucked up, and my plan DOES cover the pills, but I can only get one month's worth at at time, and I have to pay my $20 copay. So I only get 16 bucks off - woopdiedoo - BIG savings! So I went back, got a refund, and got ONE whole month's worth of pills. They make it so freaking convenient don't they! All the while, my provider finally clues me in to the fact that I can get pills mail order...(I think I knew that, but I was insane with fury, after this being a three hour whirlwind of red tape)...but you still only get two months at at time. GEEZ! It's like we are being punished for actually wanting to plan our lives and our families!

    Anyway, yesterday, I haven't been madder than I've been in a long time. It was scary.

    Does this health care system make a bit of sense to anyone? If so, can you clue me in, because from where I stand, it would be wiser to simply go off insurance and take the free pills, right?

    Insert more ranting below:
     
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    jah - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    way to support birth control pills. spread the knowledge.
     
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    ledzep - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    the things people go through for sex.
     
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    I Luv Roo - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    ox - it's not like it's NEWS or anything, just my personal frustrating experience that drove me (and my boyfriend) NUTS for a day, and will probably drive me insane until I decide to have kids. (after you have a kid you can get the IUD)

    Just wait till US population is as dense as India's - then they'll be forcing sterilization down our throats! haha.
     
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    T.T Boy - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    ha ha birth control is free here, so are condoms, fuck paying for that shit. fuck paying for any medicine.

    i should go get some birth control tomorrow, and the morning after pill, i think im pregnant.
     
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    I Luv Roo - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    where are you? canada?
     
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    T.T Boy - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    yes indeedy im in canadaland, the place of free health care, man, im pretty fucked up. i gotta stop drinking so much.
     
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    T.T Boy - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    someone im me


    gorillaman6000






    word son
     
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  9. I Luv Roo

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    I Luv Roo - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    The whole time I was going through all this BS I was thinking how fucking annoying it must be to have a serious health problem that needs constant medications and pharmacy visits - like a diabetic or something. It's got to be painful enough to have a terminal or permanant illness - these kinds of things probably happen routinely and make things even worse for them!

    And what if the dumb girl at the counter screwed up on someone who's life depended on certain drugs...THEN WHAT!?

    It's the insanity of the system that gets me so irked. Greedy Bastards!
     
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    T.T Boy - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    like i say roo, up here its no bullshit, everything is free, well not everything, but itd at least 1/16th the price
     
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    I Luv Roo - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    You're paying in Income Tax, right? It's still more worth it. We here in the US have GOT to have the weakest health care in the modern world!

    Most European countries have good health care too.
     
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    T.T Boy - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    i guess im payiong income tax.
    it sounds liek such bullshit downthere, paying for insurance, i hear its so expensive for a hospital visit there, and like 500 bucks for a physical or something, fuck we have people in the er with a fucking head cold. which pisses me off.
    ok disregard everything i say im loaded.
     
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    sneak - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    N ational H ealth S ervice
     
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    serpent of the light - Replied Jul 21, 2002

    aye, america's health care is weak most certainly. i havent seen a mom and pop pharmacy in forever either. but i don't really worry about anything other than my eyes
     
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    canada's health care system is so far beyond that of the us- it's truly worthy of ridicule... those fucks at HMOs and pharmaceutical companies are some of the true scuzzy scums of the earth.
    universal health care would do more for poor/middle/working families than any other so-called "family" issues out there espoused by politicians... taxes, minimum wage, etc... it would be a truly socialistic move- a massive move for america....
    i don't know if it'll ever happen. hillary tried, although her plan was flawed, she really did give it a shot. and with the way things are going, and democrats as weak as they are, it's not gonna come up again for quite some time, if ever. there really are maybe 8 democrats in both the house and congress that are worth a god damned thing. kucinich and wellstone head the pack; most democrats these days are centrist pieces of shit bankrolled by big corporations and unwilling to stand up to the bush machine or big money.