An Infinite Number of Monkeys Typing At an Infinite Number of Typewriters Might Not Produce Shakespeare, But They’ll Still Be Ahead of the Insurance Companies and Pharmacies
(Written by Sharen, Thyroid Patient)
Happy New Year. You and I have finally WON! Well, let’s say we’ve won the first step, and that is finally getting the insurance company to open their eyes. Not sure if it was my patient call, or the medical bills or the doctor’s office finally calling to let them know that the generics are not accepted in my body. Anyway, I received a call today to let me know that they are letting me take the correct medication for one year.
Well, two days have passed so I called the pharmacy, andÃ¢â‚¬”yep!Ã¢â‚¬”they are saying that the insurance company will not process the medication. So I called the insurance company back, and they are stating that the pharmacy did not call them. So, they will call the pharmacy back, then me.
Another day has passed and so far not a call from anyone. The pharmacy states that the insurance company didn’t call, so I will call the insurance company. Called the insurance company and the lady suggested that I stay on line while she talks with the pharmacy. She called them, then she talked with me, stating that the pharmacy was lying and that the medication will go through at a certain dosage only per pill.
Well, another day has gone by and I am still fighting with the pharmacy and now the doctor’s office. How hard is it to understand that the pill can only be 25, not 50! Finally, after 4 HOURS, I’m able to pick up the right dosage and the insurance company is paying.
Oh Good Grief! I stopped at the pharmacy and they have not even started to work on the prescription. Then they state they do not have the full amount, that I will have to come back sometime next week. They also stated that none of this was their fault.
I am back on the right medication, and I am feeling better. The thyfog is less and the thyblindness has eased as well. The thought of seeing the doctor in March is not high on my list. I have kept record of all the running around that has been done due to her people and herself and I feel she needs to know that this is not the way people should be taken care of.
But I won, ONE battle, and maybe because of this victory, others will be able to fight and win as well.
So, OK Thyroid! Wakee….Wakeee….