Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Remember the idiot in Austin?

(shut up, I'm narrowing it down)The one who'd voted for every tax increase for every idiot project/idea/whatever the city council wanted, and had just discovered that she could no longer afford to live there?

Well, meet another one.  Who's got a lot of company the media doesn't want to talk about.
...After all, she’d supported President Obama and the act as a matter of principle.

Ms. Pineman, who is self-employed, accepted that she’d have to pay higher premiums for a plan with a narrower provider network and no out-of-network coverage. She accepted that she’d have to pay out of pocket to see her primary care physician, who didn’t participate. She even accepted having co-pays of nearly $1,800 to have a cast put on her ankle in an emergency room after she broke it while playing tennis.

But her frustration bubbled over when she tried to arrange a follow-up visit with an orthopedist in her Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield network: The nearest doctor available who treated ankle problems was in Stamford, Conn. When she called to protest, her insurer said that Stamford was 14 miles from her home and 15 was considered a reasonable travel distance. “It was ridiculous — didn’t they notice it was in another state?” said Ms. Pineman, 46, who was on crutches.

She instead paid $350 to see a nearby orthopedist and bought a boot on Amazon as he suggested. She has since forked over hundreds of dollars more for a physical therapist that insurance didn’t cover, even though that provider was in-network.
So, 'on principle' she was willing to pay MORE for WORSE insurance with HIGHER deductibles... and now she's whining that she got exactly what her principles support?


1 comment:

Stackz O Magz said...

Haha! Don't cry now lady...