5: Strike in the Night!

Day 4: It’s late enough that I’m going to try to call the healthcare companies because now maybe I won’t have to wait hours on hold to get some information. They say they’re open 24 hours a day. I hope the person I get isn’t taking a nap! Today they...

6: I’m a Senior, Not Brain Dead!

Day5: Been looking over the three best plans to compare. Now I’ll call each insurance company to see what the criteria for “exceptions” is.  Without exceptions I can’t compare the cost of each plan because if a drug is not in the formulary,...

7: This Really is the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Day 6: Okay, after a night’s sleep and a few prayers, I’m in a better mood. I mean how hard can it be to find one plan that will cover most of my medications? Even if they are brand names? I mean this is America, they say we have the finest Health Care....

11: Insurance Agents and Other Ruffled Feathers

Day 10: Today an insurance agent, Mr. Mubbles, is meant to come to tell me the advantages of the different insurance plans for Medicare Part D. I told one of the Medicare agencies, on the phone not to try to send me anyone who wanted to sell me something, especially...

Is Congress drinking Crazy Potion?

Cutting Costs or Cutting Services I just read a really interesting article in the New York Times about how the nation’s major health insurers are reporting record profits for the third year in a row and I thought to myself “Wow, how do they sleep at night?” After...