Corrections added Jan 10 as noted. See sections marked “Update 1/10”. See also my comment tonight on today’s disgusting experience of trying to sort this out, and our ultimate rescue.
Two months ago I posted Let Patients Help, Cost-Cutting Edition, part 1: a bill:
I often hear about how patients are a major part of the cost problem – their “non-compliance,” their wanting everything they can get, wanting it for free, etc. So, let’s see what happens when a patient who wants to help cut costs gives it a try. …
In that case I tried to fathom a so-called “Explanation” of Benefits, which was in fact unfathomable. (The FTC forced cigarette makers to be truthful in labeling; can’t they force insurers to stop using “explanation” on something nobody understands?)
This time my wife and I are shopping for vaccines. Specifically, shingles. And trying to be a responsible consumer turned out not to be easy.