Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Medical System....

really sucks for those of us without insurance.

Case in point. I have a mole on my back that suddenly changed, is raised, discolored and painful to boot (of course its right under my bra strap so of course its going to be sore). I finally screwed up the courage and took an hour off of work to see my doctor.

She looked at it, then looked at me and said, "Its not cancerous and no big thing. If you want it removed wait until you have insurance as its far too expensive otherwise".

No biopsy, no "come back in a month and we'll check it again"....just a glance and that was it. She then put a bandaid on it to see if it would help with the rubbing and pain.

C'mon.....a BANDAID???? I was just at home and could have had my mommy put a bandaid on it to make the boo-boo all better, and she would have done it for free!

So now....$100 poorer and a bandaid that is falling off that I can't reach to replace. (Not to mention a nasty scare when I got on the office scale but that's a horror story for another day).

No wonder people don't believe in the medical system anymore.


Miya said...

WTF girl, why don't you have insurance??? Even if you can't afford it, you can't afford NOT to have it! Even if you have the lowest of the low like I have, it's better than nothing!

You either need to talk to your boss about getting benefits OR getting a raise that, at the end of each month, equals the cost of insurance.

Go to to look up and compare different plans for your area.

Teachinfourth said...

I think I'm with Meem on this really do need some type of insurance just in the event of something happening. I bet that boss-o-yours would spring for something...

shoezimm said...

I am asking for it next month when my evaluation comes up....and they have known I wanted it since day one....I just had to be here a year first before they'd look into it. Trust me, I have the insurance quote and pricing and have done my research...I am ready for it!

Kris said...

either with or without insurance some doctors are just like that...oh look, ok, heres a RX. Give me your wallet!