Thursday, February 25, 2010
Toxic Insurance Company Stress Syndrome
daily.com/ 2010/02/25/ tom-k-working- insurance- nightmare- why-we-need- a-better- system/.. .
"I might actually die from toxic insurance company stress syndrome (TICS) before the myeloma killed me!"
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Why do people who are deathly ill or dying have to waste their days making multiple phone calls to their insurance company?
Doctors tell you to reduce your stress level ... then you go home and have to argue with your insurer over paying the bill for the doctor appointment.
I had a choice -- I could stress myself out, spend my few good minutes a day on the phone fighting the bureaucracy and not eat, or I could spend my time preparing healthy food so I wouldn't get sicker and pay the doctor bills myself. Which is NOT why I was paying a huge chunk of my income for insurance.