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Rant - One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
araestel
araestel
Rant
For those of you not wanting to subect yourself to my Irritable rant, the fussing is under the cut.



So it should be easy to go pick up meds, right? I go to Kroger every month and pick up my meds for acid reflux--paid for through the state. Right?

Not today.

Seems my "paperwork expired". Uh huh. Without them being arsed to let me know there was even an expiration. And even though nothing has changed, I still have to make another road trip downtown and wait for hours so they can take the information again that they already have. To top it off, the lady I spoke with on the phone was a condescending bitch when I asked her when I could apply, what floor and her name. She got all snotty, told me and hung up, not even bothering to find out if I had any other questions such as whether or not I had to bring any other paperwork with me.

I'm sick of this. Being treated like scum on the bottom shoes all because I'm unemployed due to illness and don't have health insurance. There aren't even any offices on this end of town for me to go to. Oh no, I have to make another damn road trip downtown after already being down there 2 times in the past 5 days. If I'd known this was expiring, I could have handled it when I was down there yesterday instead of wasting more gas at $2.37 a gallon. Since I have so much money to blow. *snort*

And the kicker? Last time I filled this paperwork out, I was told "24 hours". Not hardly--more like 7 weeks because the woman who took my info couldn't be arsed to actually send it into the capital and get it filed.

Frustrated? Hell yeah!! Pissed? You betcha'!

Medical in this country SUCKS. From doctors, to medicine, the whole ball of wax is bullshit. THe rich keep getting richer and I'm treated like a second-class citizen--and only that on a good day.

Something needs to give.

And they wonder why I have high blood pressure.
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orlisheart From: orlisheart Date: July 12th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
That's horrible. I don't know why people think it's ok to treat others like dirt. :(
*HUGS*
araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2005 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it either. I'm not that way--never have been. And the first time it happened, I wrote it off to a bad day. But then there's only so many times you can do that. *sigh*
_sweetangel From: _sweetangel Date: July 12th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
*big hugs* Oh Sweetie, this is terribly sad. I got teary eyes. This is so unfair... I would like to do something to help you. I am here if you need to talk... *more hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
You're too sweet. Don't worry--it's just me blowing off steam. I've been dealing with this for years and I don't think it's going to change any time soon. I'm just glad it was the medication for my blood pressure.
moblo413 From: moblo413 Date: July 12th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
*huuuuugs*

I'm so sorry hon! I agree completely about the medical system here! One of the many reasons I keep plotting my family's secret escape/emigration to England. ;)

Hope you can get it taken care of soon!


araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I can see why! I hope I can get it straightened out soon too. Just one more crappy thing to deal with.
dollface_uk From: dollface_uk Date: July 12th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)
That's awful, how rude I can't understand why people feel they have the right to treat people this way. *Hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it either. Never has made any sense to me. Just like I was telling my doctor last week, just because I'm here and on this program doesn't mean I'm stupid or uninformed. BUt getting these people to belive you have any kind of understanding of medical treatment is like pulling teeth. It just frustrates me to no end.
maubast From: maubast Date: July 12th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sick of this. Being treated like scum on the bottom shoes all because I'm unemployed due to illness and don't have health insurance.

Yeah, trust me, I get it.

I can't even get insurance though, through the state cos I'm single, so I'm screwed bigtime.

araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I know. No kids--no help. Makes no sense.
maubast From: maubast Date: July 12th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to just get my teeth fixed. I'll deal with being sick. But I can't afford $200 for an extraction. For *each* extraction.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's supposed to be covered through my clinic though thankfully, I've not had to deal with that yet.

Move here?
maubast From: maubast Date: July 12th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish I could...

I could always live in my Jeep. ;) That's about my limit as far as $$.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
sucks.

*grumbling about economy*
redrouged From: redrouged Date: July 12th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
*kicks all the evil women*

hope things work out for you soon. :) *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: July 13th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! ;)
grey853 From: grey853 Date: July 13th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Health Care sucks

This whole country is fucked up when it comes to taking care of it's people. 40 million folks don't have any kind of healthcare and have very little resource. It's obscene that in a country that spends trillions of dollars to kill people, we can't pay to take care of the sick.

Wish I could do something to make it better. You know you can rant my way anytime, right?

araestel From: araestel Date: July 13th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Health Care sucks

I know it! If they'd stop spending money of some wild notion of taking over some dinky-ass oil rich country with "democracy" and concentrated on the people right here in this country that needed help just to survive, I might not feel so angry at the administration. *Might*.

And I appreciate the offer of listening to me rant. I try not to but on occasion I get so frustrated, I just let 'er rip.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: July 14th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Health Care sucks

Couldn't agree more. Trillions of dollars wasted, thousands of innocents dead, and misery for millions, all so the greedy bastards can line their pocktets, don't get me started.

I seriously don't know the answer, but the US is the only industrialized nation not to have a good nationalized healthcare system to make sure its people are cared for. The prioirities are all fucked.

Main thing, I hope you get what you need and don't suffer much more.

Rant and rip away. Doesn't bother me if it helps and keeps your head from exploding.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 14th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Health Care sucks

I appreciate that. This whole mess just frustrates me to no end. I just wnat to scream sometimes.
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