…Big no-no in direct marketing: Telling the customer all the things you won’t do.
…HA took her mother to the doctor and the place was plastered with signs saying that due to cuts in reimbursement from Medicare and insurance companies, the doctor would only discuss one ailment per visit. Patients should prepare to make more appointments for each problem.
…Getting a form filled out was another visit, the signs noted.
…What if we paid a couple of copays instead? Wouldn’t that save taking off work, arranging transportation, and disrupting life over and over to get our whole selves treated?
…Shouldn’t doctors be worried about our whole selves? Or is that a quaint notion now?
…What is the point of this? Aren’t we—doctor and patient—in this insurance nonsense together? We are paying more, getting less, and now are being told we are going to be “disciplined” for something that isn’t our fault.