Thursday, March 26, 2015


I have been on the phone for a full hour sorting out insurance nonsense.

So, haha, one of my insurances will only cover the Abbott brand—with a $30 co-pay. And my doctor's office said that would be my cheapest option. But my other insurance will only cover the brand Accu Chek—with a $3 copay.

I'm pretty sure that $3 is cheaper than $30, but how can one tell, really? I mean, they both have threes in them, so...confusing!

Now I'm kind of upset that I opened that stupid bottle of $30 test strips when I could have gotten what's got to be practically the very same thing for $3. Not that I had any option because I have to test four times a day (and with Benjamin they only had me check fasting numbers and after one meal, so twice a day (no wonder this seems more complicated this time)) and I was all out of strips.

Guess who has two (rather large toe-)thumbs and will be switching their prescription next time they go in for an appointment? This girl.

Too bad I already had my appointment for this week this morning. Not that it matters because I already opened the silly bottle of test strip gold that I'll be bleeding all over for the next 25 days.

Insurance is such a huge mess. Whose idea was it, anyway? Public market, competition, good for the economy, blah, blah, blah. Whatever.

Universal coverage for all, and for all a good night. 

1 comment:

  1. But Nancy! It is the best medical system in the world! (said facetiously)