These things have a hierarchy, okay. I’m not okay with a fucked-up web site right now because how hard it is to make a web site function (says the girl who every year promises herself she’s gonna do this one better and doesn’t), but let’s keep in mind that nobody notable faced any kind of real consequences, such as PRISON TIME, for crises that resulted in coffins.
So maybe demanding the heads of the Cabinet for the horrific crime of trying to help people is a wee overreaction.
Also the number of people who believe that in the absence of regulation health insurance companies would have voluntarily stopped shithammering customers in new and dignity-destroying ways defies comprehension.Have you ever DEALT with an insurance company? I talk to mine like once a week these days for reasons to be explained later and every fucking time it’s a nightmare of “well, we need this authorization, so call your doctor and then call us and then call this other guy and send us a form and have your pharmacy send us a form and jump to the left and we’ll all do the time warp again.”
I’ve had claims denied for time-sensitive medication, I’ve been dropped from programs without prior notice, I’ve had prescription refills shipped to the wrong address, contain the wrong drugs, I’ve had phone calls just not get returned when I’ve left multiple messages. I’ve resorted to Twitter to get problems solved which is not how I like to do things, but the entire purpose of these companies is to gate-keep, and sometimes they get a little trigger-happy up there on the walls.
So all of a sudden we’re supposed to ascribe to them noble intentions and believe that they have our best interests at heart? Fuck that in its ear. The people who run them are petty, greedy little assholes and if you don’t think there was a meeting where they sat around snacking and saying, “We can pull all kinds of underhanded shit now and blame it on ObamaHitler,” you need to go back to people school. None of that makes the Obamacare fuckups okay, but let’s not act like they don’t do this every day before breakfast anyway and then nom on some babies for lunch.