Originally Posted by GalateaDunkel
False, you clearly stated that the higher level of care available to those with health coverage is "unnecessary" and "disgusting."
I will explain my post one more time so that hopefully I can put a stop to the misunderstanding. Clearly you have read my post wrong if that's what you think, as that is NOT AT ALL what I mean, and I certainly don't want you, or anyone else thinking that.
What I said was unnecessary was that SOMETIMES (again, not directed at your post.. it was just the general statement you made that made me think of this) procedures and treatments are suggested and billed when they aren't needed. That does NOT mean that people who need health care are receiving unnecessary attention."but I don't think that "better" equals necessary."
Perhaps I should have said "better does not always
equal necessary". Would that have changed how you took my post? (I'm honestly sorry, I'm dyslexic and often forget words when I post.)
I don't think that "better" always equals necessary. That is not to say that people who have been given poor health care (such as in your case) are not justifiable in their dissatisfaction. I would be too! But I've seen it happen many times when someone gets insurance and all of a sudden their level of care goes "up".. but up to what? A tirade of unnecessary procedures all designed to get more money from the insurance.
If anything, I AGREE with you in that insurance is a nasty game and that doctors and health care practitioners use it to their advantage. I have no doubt that your husband's lack of care was because he didn't have insurance, that's my whole point! But on the other end of the spectrum, there ARE doctors who will then order all sorts of unnecessary things just to scam the insurance. As you and I both know, it's the patient who looses out, as our health is and was not the priority, it was the HCPer's bottom line that was!
And what is disgusting was when MY health care provider abused my insurance and took advantage of a pregnant woman who was scared of a potential health risk (re: my clotting disorder). I NEVER said that receiving care for an illness was disgusting. I said that seeing health care providers take advantage of good insurance was disgusting!
|Seriously? In your whole life this is your most painful interaction ever?
Now who is being dismissive? I feel like you have honestly taken my post wrong from how I genuinely meant it, and in the process you lumped me into a group of people who, self admittedly, made you jaded, and it hurt my feelings! I have tried to explain over and over again that what you got out of my post was not how I meant it, and I'm sorry, yet you continually want to beat me up over it.
|Like you lumped my ill husband in with the recipients of unnecessary obstetric interventions?
I did not refer to your husband at all. I was referring to the comment about health care being "better" for those with insurance. My whole point was to point out that in many cases the "better" part is indicative of health care practitioners abusing the patients insurance, which is what ultimately leads to insurance denying coverage of certain procedures. What is disgusting is when doctors do this. My comment was not in ANY way directed toward you or your husband, but was simply sparked by something you said. It was more directed toward those who pay for insurance and have been turned down for certain procedures (which has happened to me) because so many doctors like to bill for frivolous procedures. Abuse of the system results in the system not working, which you and I both know!
Again, I am genuinely sorry if you took my post to mean that your husband was receiving unnecessary care. That is NOT AT ALL what I mean. Not in the least bit.