I was running low on milk so Jeannie brought me some this morning on her way to work, plus a box of Pop Tarts (the organic kind). She also brought along her own breakfast and I had coffee ready. Since my surgery I haven't been able to really enjoy coffee, and I'm sure it tasted so good this morning because I was sharing with my daughter. My sister, Amy, is hosting Easter dinner on Sunday and I'm looking forward to being with family. I hope my appetite is more close to normal by then although I doubt it will much different.
I have been trying to read blogs but can't read many at a time, and I comment on even less. My brain is still working on less than full power! It won't be long until I'm back to normal, I hope.
I've noticed the past few days I am beginning to get some spam comments, all to the same post. If I continue getting them today I will disallow anonymous comments for a while and see if that does it. I hate to do it, but I'm not going to let a few jerks ruin my good mood.
I received a jolt to my good mood today, however. I moved from North Carolina in 2008 and transferred my residential status to South Dakota, including my health benefits. Medicare made the change immediately, but as many letters and phone calls and I've made to NC, they just ignored me. I waffled between "I don't really care who processes the claims" to "This is costing extra processing fees, delays for the doctors waiting for payment, etc." A couple of weeks ago I wrote to the Feds' Retirement website and among other things, I again brought up the thing with NC, saying that if I didn't get action on changing my address very soon I was going to write my congressman. As anyone who has worked for the federal government knows - a dreaded "congressional" causes all kinds of extra work; the problem must be solved and action taken within a stated amount of time. If the deadlines aren't met - well - I never worked anywhere that the deadlines weren't met! Today, about 2 wks after my complaint, I am suddenly receiving statements from the proper BCBS office!
Please note that Medicare took care of their part in the very beginning, while BlueCross, a private insurer, didn't bother. Five years it took them, and all it took me was to write the word "congressional". Note that I'd been told the office responsible for fixing it was NC, so I'd say they had a good thing going - "processing" my claims which amounted to forwarding them to the office responsible for examining the claim and for paying it, which would be California. This is ironic because I'm considering just changing my address permanently to California.
I don't mean to stir anything up, but I think Medicare works so well we should go to a single payer for all health insurance!
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