Before health care became such a profit-driven industry, health care providers made decisions on what procedures or treatments are in the best interest of their patients. Now that insurance companies have invaded the industry in order to mine outrageous profits, things have become much more complicated. Insurance companies have created guidelines and policies regarding what treatments are "covered". While these guidelines and policies are generally reasonable, they fail … more
I just received my very first paper bill from them. I'm not a fan of paper bills and writing checks, so naturally, I call in in an attempt to set up automatic payment. After pressing a bunch of numbers and having my call transferred six times only to end up literally back where I started with the first person who I spoke to, I'm just going to bite and break out my checkbook and stamps. Who knew it was so hard to get an insurance company to take my money?