Went to the hospital’s urgent care clinic yesterday. Waited 4 hours. Lots of people there signing up for free health care. I was told the Dr’s offices are being overwhelmed now and there are long waits to see physicians. I don’t mean at urgent care, I mean any Dr’s appointment.
Rationing, huge backlogs are happening.
BTW, there is currently a flu epidemic on. That was Saturday. People get so panicky when they can’t stop going and coughing at the same time, over and over and over ~ so they somehow figure they can go to a hospital emergency room and somebody will know what to do about it.
Yup. We went to our regular clinics UC today. 2 hour wait. I called the private UC provider down the road, no wait.
The difference? The no wait one wants a 200 dollar hold on your CC if you have standard insurance. If it’s state/county funded there is no hold because they can verify they will be paid in real time.
The big insurers won’t show the provider if you have met the deductible yet. Since they don’t know, and want to get paid, they require the 200 dollar deposit.
When they asked for the deposit I just told um flat out, my deduct has not been met. Give me the bill and I’ll pay it today.
The girl didn’t know what to say, or even how to figure the bill.
So they accepted 100 bucks for a 5 minute visit to confirm what we already knew and they wrote us a script for antibiotics.
He has a double ear infection and a nasty one at that again. Now if we could just get them to put tubes in again.