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Mon Mar 3, 2014, 04:41 PM

Another reason to hate our method of paying for medical care:

I have good health insurance and good auto insurance. "Auto insurance and medical care?", you ask. Yes, because in New York State we are required to carry "no-fault" insurance, which means my auto insurance pays for health care needed after an accident.

So, I had an auto accident that has left me with some minor issues; a little trouble walking (sometimes), a little dizziness (sometimes) - nothing major. But - I also have various minor chronic issues.

Here's the problem: I can't talk to my GP about issues related to the auto accident and my chronic issues at the same appointment! The health insurance company won't pay if he makes any notes about the walking or balance issues; the auto company won't pay if he mentions my asthma or thyroid issues.

What does it do to the cost of health care every time someone like me has to make two appointments to handle issues that could and should be handled in one?

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Mon Mar 3, 2014, 04:44 PM

1. That's brilliantly stupid!

 

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Mon Mar 3, 2014, 04:55 PM

2. I can't wait until I get to ask the Rheumatologist about my hip pain!

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