Can you just see it?
Wednesday November 01st 2023, 8:43 pm
Filed under: Friends,Politics

He checked the date: Nov 1 last year, Nov 1 today. Aargh.

I was supposed to come in tomorrow, I told him, but the front desk called me to cancel and said they could move me up a day.

? -Oh that’s right there’s a seminar tomorrow (leaving me thinking, Which you really don’t want to go to.) He explained why that reschedule was a goof: it doesn’t matter that it’s a year apart–the insurance company requires that eye checkups be a year *and a day*, even if they don’t tell you that, or they won’t cover it.

I said, Why don’t we just have a national medical system and get it over with?

He, having recently returned from several weeks in Germany, thoroughly agreed. He said, It’s not a perfect system over there. But it’s a whole lot better than ours.

And so I have a new appointment in about six weeks.

All the more waiting-room knitting time, right? And he did manage to get me a badly-needed new glasses prescription as long as I was there, because, he said, They don’t cover that part anyway.

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It’s so frustrating, but I’m glad he caught that, and that he was able to work with you. I agree, our healthcare system is terrible.

Comment by ccr in MA 11.02.23 @ 6:33 am

Our insurance scam is so very frustrating on so many levels. My health insurance calendar year starts October 1, but my FSA account starts January 1. I’m in the third year of this and still haven’t balanced it right. Universal healthcare, please.

Comment by DebbieR 11.02.23 @ 7:57 am

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