Sunday, June 27, 2010
Last week was supposed to be Marky's EGD scope thingy....
It didnt happen. The insurance company decided that they wouldnt
pay for their portion of the scope because Primary Childrens Hosp isnt
in THEIR NETWORK ! ! !
They offered to pay a whopping 25 percent of the huge, i'm sure, bill...
They said if we elected to go to one of THEIR provider's, at another facility
they might pay 80 percent ! !
A facility that doesnt specialize in "Childrens diseases", and a Doctor that doesnt
even know Marky ! ! !
So i said forget the whole thing ! This ridiculous call came while i was standing
in line at the airport last Friday to make an emergency flight to Phx to tend to
my older brother who was on life-support in the ICU from complications from
a stroke. He's only 53.
There's no shortage of wrinkle-producing, gray-hair inducing, stress-eating opportunites everywhere you look !
I MAY agree to let some stranger-danger doctor scope Marky at an "adult" facility this week. Markys doctor, Dr. Pohl, said to go ahead and do it.
So it's scheduled for THIS wednesday at Wasastch endoscopy. I'm disgusted with
insurance companies, telling doctors how and where they can practice.
Doctors take an oath to "Do no harm" when they become official. The insurance
companies are doing all the "harming" by not allowing the patient to be treated
properly and appropriately and timely by dictating every move the doc. makes !
And some people think this will be remedied by "Socialized medicine" ! All these decisions will then be decided by "Government know-it-alls" ! Patients like Marky
will most likely be put on a waiting list and priority list !
We will undoubtedly be forced to sell more than our "Harps" to go out and privately buy services to save the lives of our children and loved ones.
The day before i found out my brother tried to die, I sold my beloved Harp to keep us in our home.
I bought my harp 30 years ago with my OWN money...no mom and dad help. It has been a joy in my life and a source of peace and beauty, a bit of "heaven on earth".
However, there could be no JOY or PEACE or BEAUTY without my children and their comfort.
I always say that i would MOVE "heaven and earth" to take care of my boys.....
Last week, i SOLD "heaven on earth".
Posted by Markys mom at 6:40 PM