Saturday, June 02, 2007

a propos

I can't wait to see this movie. I had to post this clip after my experience yesterday. Seeing as we just moved to the area, I hadn't yet found a primary care doctor. So when the fourth day of high fever rolled around, I ended up at the only local walk-in clinic available, which happens to technically be an emergency department. They submitted to our insurance, but I am just waiting to find out how much we will owe when they deny the claim. All I wanted to do was see a doctor because I was sick. I shouldn't have had to spend an hour on the internet trying to figure out which provider was in-network or how to find out before the visit whether or not the insurance company was going to pay.

Anyway, Michael Moore's 'Sicko' comes out June 29th and has earned a lot of praise already, from both sides of the aisle. I hope you'll go see it.


Mary Beth said...

Jay and I need to have a Michael Moore-fest soon. We haven't seen any of his movies and this looks just as good as the rest of them.

BTW, it cost us $1000 on a $10,000 bill to have Joshua.

Kat E said...

and just think, you could have gone and squatted him out in the yard for free!

Jay said...

I can't imagine paying money to be sick. That seems like a bad deal to me.

I've had every illness imaginable, and a couple that I would never have imagined, and lots of surgeries and hospital stays and doctor's appointments and prescriptions, and I even had a nurse in my home to take care of me for 5 months. In all that time, all I've ever paid was $12 for a neck brace when I was in a car accident that the other guy's insurance eventually paid for.

Hope you feel better soon.