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When it rain, it poors (warning: Whining rant)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by sportschick, May 16, 2008.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Fucking stalkers
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I guess that drops me down to No. 3 then.

  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    That bites.

    Seriously, SC, this whole situation stinks. You would think that the company would care enough about its employees to have this situation covered. I knew better than to think Cigna would. About the only thing worse is Aetna.

    Hang in there. We're there for you.

    If I hadn't already started with a bad joke, I'd offer to fly Chef up to your corner of the world. But then there the painkilling problem ...
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Get in touch with chef. He probably can come up with a less costly solution.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe Joe Charbonneau can help you out.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Serious question, here. Not trying to be an ass, I promise. I am sorry you're having dental troubles, but why is the system at fault, here?
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I certainly understand our system isn't perfect and has more than its share of faults, but wouldn't the problem be with Cigna Dental. Surely there are plenty of dental surgeons in your area, right?
  8. Chef

    Chef Active Member



    Dr. Chef will be on the plane there.
  9. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    And she is excluded from using a health insurance plan that was assigned to her at any of their practices.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    To quote SC's post:

    Except my dental plan has NO oral surgeons in network in the area. An area with close to a half-million people and not a single oral surgeon in network, which means I have to pay upfront and wait on the insurance to reimburse me for what they will cover. The poor lady (I was mean to her and I feel bad now) who had the misfortune of taking my call at the insurance company informed that the oral surgeons "would have to discount hundreds or thousands of dollars" to be part of the network and they just don't want to do that.


    Oral surgery isn't an option in some cases. It's not elective. A responsible network, particularly one in an area of a half-million people, would have at least one.

    I understand the specialists are highly skilled and should be taken care of. But their acceptance of patients through a network isn't going to cause them to starve or default on a home loan.

    Yes, there are specialists in the area. None are very affordable. Many who accept professional positions depend on their benefits, and to be certain journalism doesn't pay well enough to book too many elective procedures.
  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

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  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I understand there are a lot of surgeons in your area, and none of them are in your company's network. Got it. But that's an issue with an insurance COMPANY and their unwillingness to contract with the local specialist, i.e., pay the surgeon what he/she wants. Not the health care SYSTEM.
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