My Health-Care Story: Penny-Wise and Flu-Foolish
By Joe Mistrett
Let me give you an example of how ridiculous health care has become in this country, and I have good insurance. (Although not as good, I’m sure, as that of the self-aggrandizing members of Congress who are prostituting themselves to the insurance companies that contribute mightily to their campaign coffers.)
Heeding the incessant warnings to get a seasonal flu shot, I went and did that the other day. I paid $30 and was told that my health plan covered no part of it, something that I verified when I called my carrier afterward. My plan, I was informed, covered prescription drugs, not immunizations.
This is what we are all up against with insurance companies: Instead of covering, say, half of the $30, the insurance company covers nothing. What if that discourages someone from getting a flu shot? And suppose that the individual in question comes down with the flu and severe complications from it, resulting in hospitalization. Now the expense soars. Where is the savings in that?
This is why Americans are fed up with members of Congress. Their primary allegiance is to their campaign donors, not the good of the country. And by the way, Mr. Congressman, how much did you pay for your flu shot?
Posted by: parkbench | September 28, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse
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