Our health care insurance provider (that’s a mouthful) notifies me that they won’t consider a recent claim for a doctor visit that produced a prescription for antibiotics for a minor, but painful, infection. Unless they have a copy of my medical summary on the case from Medicare.
And if they don’t hear from me on this in 45 days they will cancel the claim. Hey bozos, it’s been 90 days since I submitted an application to Medicare for Part B of their glorious “benefits” and I have heard exactly NOTHING.
Moreover, I learned the other day that if a doc-in-the-box doesn’t take Medicare, get this: Under federal rules (oh, goody, more rules) Medicare folks like me aren’t allowed to pay for health care services with a credit card at places that don’t take Medicare. I’m a prisoner of Medicare. Any wonder I’m a budding Libertarian?