Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Health Insurance Voodoo

It never fails, does it? My Yale health insurance expires on Sunday (when my new health insurance starts). And Monday morning I woke up with a sore throat and headache. It's not a big deal, but it falls under my 5-7 day clause: if it persists for 5-7 days, it's time to start thinking about going to see a doctor about it.

When this happened in the past, I'd usually wait 5 days, then go in to the death plan on Friday afternoon to see a doctor during regular hours who would tell me to quit whining, get some rest, and drink lots of fluids. Maybe they'd add, "eat some fruits and vegetables." Despite the condescension, I'd have seen a doctor and felt better about feeling ill, and by Monday I'd be feeling better.

Now I'm at a crossroads. I can still go to Yale on Friday and waste their time with my silly head-cold, but if it's something more serious and still with me on Monday, I won't be able to see a Yale doctor. I'll have to mess around finding a new doctor while sick, so I can go in and pay $20 for my first of four annual visits, where they'll probably tell me to quit whining, get some rest, and drink lots of fluids. Then to twist the dagger a little more, they'd add, "eat some fruits and vegetables."

2 comments:

  1. See the Yale doctor on Friday; you've nothing to lose. And eat some fruits and vegetables!

    Mwah.

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  2. Yeah, except that now I'm starting to feel better. I think it was the raspberry sorbet.

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