We do. One of the most interesting aspects of living at this time is the amount of time I must waste on getting a simple prescription refilled. I already contacted my doctor, who spent valuable time obtaining a precertification allowing me to continue a drug I’ve been taking for years. But it seems that her efforts were unsuccessful. Today’s visit to the pharmacy was like groundhog day, a repeat of last month’s visit: Dosage decreased. Tomorrow I will
spend waste time calling my insurance company to get this mess straightened out. I’m hoping they will say it’s a mistake. If not, I will be forced to contact my physician, who, in turn, will instruct her staff to spend waste more valuable time haggling with my insurance company the same way they did last month.
What a drag. What a drain. What a grind. What
interesting accursed times.
Back in 2009, President Obama insinuated that the doctor/patient relationship should be respected.
President Barack Obama on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
“So let me begin by saying this to you and to the American people: I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage — they like their plan and, most importantly, they value their relationship with their doctor. They trust you. And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. … If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. … No one will take it away, no matter what. My view is that health care reform should be guided by a simple principle: Fix what’s broken and build on what works. And that’s what we intend to do.”
President Barack Obama
Remarks By The President At The Annual Conference Of The American Medical Association
The White House, Office of the Press Secretary
June 15, 2009
The above quote, and others, can be found here. Perhaps the President meant we should trust the over-regulated and bloated Obamacare law to respect the relationships between patients and doctors. He couldn’t have meant that doctors should be able to treat their patients without interference, otherwise, I would have my meds in the dosage prescribed by my physician.
People will say: “You can’t blame this on Obama. Your insurance company is doing this.” Wrong. My insurance company is forced, by law, to follow the bloated Obamacare regulations. This means that Obama is to blame. Since my physician and I spent our valuable time resolving this same problem last month, I’m hoping that this month’s stress inducing pharmacy adventure was caused by a computer glitch, or human error or something. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.
Please click on the following video.
“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” This was repeated ad nauseam by President Obama in the video above, but he must have been speaking of people other than my husband and me as he spoke to Americans at large, since we were unable to keep our old plan. Our old plan was three plans ago.
Check out this article: THE NEW HEALTH LAW: BAD FOR DOCTORS, AWFUL FOR PATIENTS. What an interesting situation. Sometimes it makes me want to curse.