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dalesql ([personal profile] dalesql) wrote2016-09-15 11:56 pm
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More negative progress.

Punched another new hole in my belt today! My waistline continues to shrink! Yay! I've decided that I'm going to keep wearing this belt until I reach my target weight or it breaks. Which means that eventually the belt is going to reach all the way around to the small of my back. Right now the belt goes a little past my hip. Goals!

Still waiting for the health insurance to approve the CPAP machine for my sleep apnea. They dragged their feet for several weeks on approving the sleep study, so I fully expect they will drag their feet on this for as long as they can. It's what insurance companies do, after all.

I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that the insurance industry is really a creation of satan. Very likely everyone in the industry is very likely damned. They are just trying to bring some hell to everyone that they touch.
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[identity profile] gerisullivan.livejournal.com 2016-09-16 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Congratulations on the extra holey belt!

Much as I know single-payer health insurance would be far from problem-free, the more I see and hear about how health insurance works in this country vs. how it works in others, the more I am convinced that single-payer is not just a good idea, it's necessary.

Enlightened single-payer, that is. And there's the rub....

[identity profile] dalesql.livejournal.com 2016-09-19 11:21 am (UTC)(link)
We already have single payer health insurance in the US. It's called the VA. Not very enlightened there.

Also, the CPAP service company called to make the appoointment to fit the mask and train me on the machine. The person wasn't sure about the insurance status, as all she did was schedule appointments, but this implies insurance approved it.

[identity profile] paradoox.livejournal.com 2016-09-16 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
You do seem to have really bad luck with insurance companies. Good luck.

[identity profile] jedilora.livejournal.com 2016-09-18 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Word. I have a personal rep at both the insurance commission AND my insurance company now because of what dicks Fallon has been.

Oh, and the Fallon rep was acquired via their MARKETING department, not customer service. Because my husband is considered important enough at his company that Fallon was afraid he'd convince his bosses to switch companies.

(He's still trying anyway-if I weren't on bedrest at home I don't know if I'd have the time it's taken to deal with them, and that's nuts.)