Maybe, just maybe, there has been some progress in the glacier that is MNsure.  Yesterday at the CARE Clinic, I was told the computer was down, the woman there had just come back from reaming out the unknowing toady who answered the phone.  She couldn’t help me because she had no access, but did offer some advice.  DEMAND TO SPEAK TO A SUPERVISOR, and DEMAND COVERAGE NOW!

Oh, OK, I can do that.

So I dealt with my poor bloody nose, took a couple of Azithromycin tabs, a squirt of steroid up the schnozz, and got belted into my chair (it’s still dizzy out, but better).  Called and listened to that horrible soprano sax elevator music again, finally was connected to “Mubarak” (sp?), who then sent me to “Eric” with a “warm transfer” (see, aren’t we feeling better already?), who said I should send in a hard copy application.  Now will someone explain why it took MONTHS to get to this point?  And so here this guy answering the phone, telling me to send in a hard copy and giving me an email ends up being the savior!  It’s that simple?!?!  We’ll see.

So fuzzy and dizzy, I got it done, sent it in.

Just got confirmation that he got it, and is sending it off to the bowels of St.  Paul to be masticated and spindled and mutilated, and, again, we shall see.  But one step accomplished.

Guess I’ll unpack my bag for the sit in at MNsure that I was ready to begin — it’s feeling that positive.  Maybe it’s just my drugs kicking in.  But I am so upset about having to lose a weel of my life to feeling like this when it’s so easily solved and I should be able to get in to see a doctor about something so obvious.  And no, unlike a suggestion over the wire yesterday, I’m not about to go into the ER for something like this, no way can I afford that, people without health “insurance” get charged three times as much as anyone else and it would be well over $1,000 for ER treatment.

And yes, today I am better, was able to get downstairs without any swan dives, let the poor dog out and didn’t skate around the back yard.  Two more days and I’ll be back in fighting form.

Thank you to Eric, the hero of the day!  Week!  Maybe even month!

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