Don’t ever get into the position of having to get private health insurance. Spent 2 hours on the phone yesterday with a health insurance company going over and over and over again every little detail I had already typed into their application, which, oddly enough, took me 2 hours on the computer to fill out. The gal asked the same questions at different times in different ways, trying to catch me in lies.
Lady: “And where were you the morning of August 9, 2009?”
Me: “At Dr. Cohen’s office.”
Lady: “And why was that?”
Me: “Because I have allergies…??”
Lady: “And he prescribed drugs for these allergies…”
Me: “Yes, like I told you before, Allegra-D.”
Lady: “Oh….how often do you TAKE Allegra-D?”
Me: “Once per day.”
Lady: “So, you’re just a social Allegra-D taker? You don’t binge every once in a while, Mrs. Nichols? Perhaps start your day thinking you’ll only take 1 Allegra-D but the next thing you know, you’re passed out on the couch in an Allegra-D stupor?”
“I don’t like to take drugs.”
“But I see here in your file that you have taken a few antibiotics in the past. How do you explain that, Mrs. Nichols?”
And on and on it went.
Where was the one-way mirror, the spotlight? I felt like a perp. And I have to call again today to go through the same ordeal with each child’s history.
Shoot me now!