How do I exclude thee, let me count the ways.
Michael Moore’s movie, Sicko, emphasized the ways that insurance companies deny coverage. But the perversions of the American health care system extend far beyond the health insurance companies.
If health care is not universal, there must be gatekeepers to admit people or deny people entry into the innumerable silos that offer health care coverage or offer access to other silos called networks.
This blog will tell stories of those caught between silos, temporarily locked outside, or stranded inside. These are not heart breaking stories with tragic consequences. Rather these are stories of very deliberate, very logical and very myopic bureaucracies and the havoc they wreak. It’s aim is to simply the system.
I hope the stories here will fuel the discussion for a more rational health care system – one that spends its money on health care instead of in health care.
I have a day job, so my posts will be limited to Saturdays and an occasional Wednesday.