Since November I’ve been blogging about what happens when a patient tries to help control costs, in my cost cutting edition posts. Most recently I noted that this stuff takes time, especially since our glorious American healthcare system seems to be set up to block our access to what things actually cost … or at very best, we have no channels and pathways to let us find the information.
Well, ladies and gents, I’m fed up. I have to get on with life. I’ve been trying to be a responsible, engaged patient, and if the established channels won’t make it easy for me to find out what I need to protect myself, I will blow the whistle, announce what I’ve found so far, and move on. And we’ll take it from there.
I’m leaving tomorrow for 11 days of work in more sane countries – Switzerland and Holland – so I’m going to report the status here.
A caution and apology at the outset: I expect this will be read by some of the people I’ve spoken to at these companies. A lot of the frustrations I express here are because we couldn’t connect. I am grateful for your effort; you’re just too hard to reach, which is a problem if you’re the only one at your company who can help with this kind of work. I will appreciate your continued effort as we work through this change in American healthcare.:)
Later I’ll blog about the results of my research into my basal cell carcinoma. But for today, let’s just look at the simple (you would think) matter of getting an important CT scan.