March 7, 2016
Dr Lopatin’s article, “Society must decide what it wants from health insurance,” published on KevinMD, is thought provoking and right on the money. Unfortunately, society has very little choice in the matter.
In recent days, I have written articles about the high cost of medications and the problems with “prior authorization.” I have also capitulated as, unlike Dr Lopatin, I have lost battle after battle since January first. Those battles have been expensive as we have wasted hours of time on the phone fighting for medications that have been ultimately denied, thus reducing the time available to treat the patients who need to be seen.
My suggestion is to stay healthy and invest in your diet and exercise. A healthy individual will not be hurt by our broken healthcare system. Remember, the life you save by taking good care of yourself may well be your own.