In this tiny experience of our health care "system" I learned something new. In what seems to be a response to the ever growing expense of being in constant negotiation with insurance companies, doctors have found a new way to make money.
They now charge patients for their signature! In order to get a temporary disabled placard a person must submit a form to the DMV. The patient can fill virtually all of this out and it simply needs a doctor's signature. That signature is apparently worth $15 to $35 depending on which doctor you ask.
This. Is. Despicable.
Speaking of despicable, have you been following Joe Lieberman's antics?
Here's a quick recap presented by some very clever socks:
Pissed? Good. Here's something you can do:
CALL CONGRESS AT 202-224-3121 AND THEN CALL
THE WHITE HOUSE AT 202-456-1111.