Insurance !@#$%%^&* Rant
The one thing I have NOT come to accept and have NOT come to peace with in all of this, is dealing with insurance… ARRRGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
On the grounds that it’s “not medically necessary” - so on no apparent valid grounds whatsoever - my upcoming surgery to implant a Spinal Cord Stimulator has been denied.
There are no words.
Although I’m from Trinidad & Tobago, I grew up in the Middle East due to my father’s job. I then attended university in the UK where I was living until my accident happened. See a pattern there? For most of my life, I’ve had free healthcare… this insurance thing is something brand new to me and it’s bloody frustrating!
I’m not writing this to get into a political debate with anyone. This is a place of positivity and I respect that we all have our differences. I’m also an American (and very proud to be so) by dual nationality. If this has offended anyone, that was not at all my intention. It’s very rare that I would write a rant such as this (especially one with such political undertones). But, when something like this happens, how can one not help but be very, very hurt and not look back on life experiences to compare?
How dare they say this isn’t medically necessary? Even if this is just a formality where they’re trying to get out of paying for it… this is my life. These are my emotions! CRPS/RSD breeds on stress. Do they not know how this will affect me? How dare they! I have so much riding on this. I’ve been excited about this for months now! How dare they.
As always, I know that things will be alright - they always are! I’m confident in the people I have fighting for me, and hey! If worse comes to worst and I can’t go down this path, I know that I will only be lead down a better one… but geeze, do they have to do it this way?! Not medically necessary? What an insult. Could they not have sent a representative over to gently break the news?
“I’m sorry, Honey, not this time,” she’d say over a warm hug and a cup of tea with scones.
Lots of love and hope you’re all pain free,
(images via Google)
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- sarahbelove said: That’s terrible! I’m so sorry! :(
- katisconfused said: I don’t think any chronically ill american has any positive words for our insurance options. I live in the already “reformed” state with free insurance and I still get random denials like that because of built in loopholes.
- fool-me-with-your-eyes said: Insurance is terrible and I had to pay $3000+ in order to kind of get better. Its sooo annoying and frustrating!
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