The status of health care in our country (the US) is such a joke.
I have insurance. I am one of the fortunate few who actually has pretty darn good insurance. The number of people who would be overjoyed to have what I have is staggering. I am grateful, I really am. I’ve been without it and I understand what I have.
Unfortunately, with my particular non-standard health issues, I can’t get the care and treatment I need from anyone who accepts that insurance.
Is it time to laugh or cry? I don’t know.
Today I interviewed another doctor. I went in prepared with what I’m on now, and what I’m looking to do into the future, with an emphasis on wanting to work *with* someone on my health care. The doctor was pleasant, professional, and explained she didn’t think we are a good fit because she is ‘more traditional’ in her treatments, meaning T4 thyroid instead of T3 and not much experience in treating adrenal issues.
I’m glad she was honest and straightforward with me. I’m glad she was pleasant instead of dismissive.
I’m sad that the only colleague she could really recommend to me was the same name I’ve gotten elsewhere. I’m sure she’s excellent, but it doesn’t seem reasonable that I should have to come up with approximately the price of a car payment (on a 2011 vehicle) to see a doctor when I have actual good insurance.
What to do, what to do?