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Thank you for replies

Posted by andromeda on July 14, 2007, at 10:59:51

In reply to Re: Do we get what we pay for? andromeda, posted by OzLand on July 14, 2007, at 1:23:25

I am sorry so many of you have to pay out of pocket. I have an HMO and pay $10 out of pocket plus a hefty monthly premium. The insurance company would drop me in a instance if they could.

I just find the health care system lacking.
For examle, I can get a expert with a B.S. in horticulture to look at any plant problems I may be having. If I am not able to bring in a sample of the problem to his office than he is able to make house calls. I don't have to have an appt. If lab tests need to be done to identify the disease or insect then it is sent off to the university. This is all at no cost to me. I feel like my tax money is being earned, he works hard and he probably could be paid more.
My vet sends birthday cards to my pets, reminder
postcards on check ups, she spends as much time as needed. I never feel rushed. She is thankful for my business. She calls back the same day or immediatly if needed. Her help loves helping. If it is an emergency I get in right away and don't have to wait 3 hours to get a few stitches for my dog. She will make housecalls and I will get follow up calls if surgery is done. She apologizes if I have to wait 15 minutes. She has the medicines available at her office and goes over in detail what to watch for. I feel like she earns her money, works hard and makes a decent living.
With health care, I have never have been sent a birthday card, a notice that I need shots or a check up (is up to me to remember). I always feel rushed. It has never been free and I have never had a housecall from my doctor or therapist. It takes hours to days to get a called back if at all. It can be a 8 hour wait if it is an emergency room or urgent care visit. Lab tests are charged. The good help is burned out and under payed. The other help doesn't care and lacking in empathy. Mistakes are being made. Appts. are cancelled and re-scheduled on a regular basis. I do think Dr and T's work hard, earn their money and make a decent living.
The health care system seems to be working for the insurance companies instead of the consumer. I the consumer take what I can get becuase their is no choice and the fear of getting nothing if I don't pay to play.
Since denistry has gone with insurance that is getting to be just as big of a mess also.
It is a rip off.
I think the insurance industry and pharmaceuticals industry CEO's and top government officials don't earn their money, don't work hard and are getting filthy rich.
Besides that I don't think it should take 15 years to find the right combinations of meds and have a current condescending therapist and have to get everything approved by insurance. Plus crappy side effects.
I want what my other living things in my life get.
Sorry just venting.


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