Time for a Rant
Sunday, November 17, 2013
So doc says I need an MRI to figure out what is going on with my hip.
Insurance approved the MRI. Great right?
No. Because I haven't met my $1750 deductible this year, the MRI will be 100% out of pocket.
Do I have money to pay for the MRI? No, of course not.
So thanks to the wonderful healthcare system and insurance system here in America, I am a middle class woman with two jobs and health insurance, yet I cannot afford a medical procedure I need.
I cannot afford a medical procedure that would help me to get better so I can continue my newly active lifestyle. That would help me get back to my attempts to be the best, healthy me that I can be. That would help me be one more person fighting against the obesity epidemic in this country.
So what does this mean for my treatment options?
This means that we wait about a month with no running or CrossFit, and we see if it gets better and heals on its own. What if it doesn't? Well that's just too damn bad because even though I have health insurance, we can't afford to treat it.
In the meantime, I feel like I am about to come out of my skin because I can't get out there and run. Last night at work, a customer forgot a bag so I went out to catch her. I turned to come back inside and without thinking about it, I started to break into a jog to get back to my register quickly. Instant pain.
I am not poor enough to qualify for assistance, but not wealthy enough to pay for my treatment. Awesome. I know that I am not alone, there are millions in the same predicament.
Why is it this way?