Death to the HMO plan!!!

Posted Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 at 01:40 PM

Over the past couple years, I have come to find out 2 facts of life:

  1. When you finally get medical insurance, you get sick more often.
  2. HMO plans blow.

I thought I would save some money going with the HMO plan, but after two years of hearing things like “I’m sorry, Dr. ____ is not accepting any more HMO patients,” “I’m sorry, your plan doesn’t allow us schedule with another doctor…but your doctor will be in at the end of April,” and “I’m sorry, you have to give up your first-born son, you can’t leave your house, bake that cake, or take a nap with the music on. Actually, you don’t have any basic civil rights because you have the HMO plan.”

I’m sick of it. I don’t care if I pay another $15 a month–I’m switching to PPO this May.

…now I’m just another $15/month vicitim of the health care system. We should have a socialized health care system where we have to schedule appointments 3 months in advance and pay 50% of our money in taxes. Like Canada.

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