Friday, December 18, 2009

Mrs. Weepy McWhinypants

This morning was tough. Izzy woke up at 6:50, which isn't a huge deal, but I get irritated if he wakes up before 7am. So instantly, I was in a pissy mood. At 7:30, I hopped on the internet to check my email. John had forwarded a statement from our insurance company, stating that we owed $250 for Izzy's 2-year well check-up. WHAT THE FUCK? Well visits and immunizations are covered at 100%, so I called Humana. They claim that our pediatrician is no longer an in-network provider. OH MY FUCKING GOD. If you are a long time reader, you know that I just changed our pediatrician a year or so ago because of the same situation. I'll be honest here, and tell you that I cried when the representative told me this information. Porgie is only 3 years old and I have to switch her doctor for a third time. It just really pisses me off. We can't develop a rapport with her doctor, because every year our insurance company forces us to switch practices. I am angry and sad about the whole thing. I called my husband to vent about the situation, and he hung up on me. Why does my husband always decide to be an asshole when I really need him to be supportive? I cried again. Then I went to Target with my sick children and spent way too much money. And now I feel really bitter and angry.

But to brighten your day, I am going to share this AWESOME link with you. Your child will flip out. Porgie watched her personalized video about 50 times last night. Hope your day is better than mine.

8 comments:

Jeninacide said...

Ugh that SUCKS! That really sucks. So far this hasn't happened to me even though my company changes insurance providers like, EVERY YEAR. I think we have just gotten lucky- but I am PISSED that if I have another baby I will have to have it at the crappy hospital across town instead of the super- hotel-esque hospital that I had Cole in. Just ONE MORE REASON not to have another baby! (I have a tally going, you see).

Rachel said...

Insurance companies suck and it sucks that this has happened to you so many times.

Eva said...

Oh I forgot to tell you--that Santa in the video sounds just like my father-in-law! He must be from Minnesota or something.

My insurance is miserable, too.

Chris said...

That totally sucks. Having a good relationship with your pediatrician is so important. I hope you find someone good and the stupid insurance company will let you stick with him or her!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Insurance is so frustrating. I'm so sorry! Hope that the holiday week turns everyone's mood around!

Clare said...

that seriously sucks! we have blue cross, and a private policy so we pay a fortune monthly (like over $800), but we haven't had to switch doctors. I think that would be hard, i love bradley's doctor, and he is finally getting comfortable going there!

Just Jiff said...

OMG. Your insurance didn't tell you this ahead of time? And the pediatrician's office didn't tell you at your visit either??

I agree in that you need a good rapport with the doctor that cares for your kids.

Next time, call ME and I'll feel bad with you.

amanda said...

insurance is soooo ridiculous. like pull your hair out annoying.

wish i could have gone to target with you. somehow target makes everything better.