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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


for those of you who read yesterdays blog but cant go to the 
fundraising austin toros game for meals on wheels but wanted 
to know how to make a  donation 

go to this link and make a  donation

in the designation box write in 
meals on wheels program

send a check to
wbc opportunities
604 high tech drive
georgetown texas   78626

include a note that the check is for meals on wheels

it provides care when its needed
thats what the obamacare policy provides
some of those who get it will have the first
caring that insurance can provide

so far over over 4 million have signed up for these obamacaring policies
the number of young folks are increasing
that number doesnt count those who have qualified for those
medicaid policies
but it doesnt cover those millions left out of this coverage
because of the decisions of their states

i noticed here in central texas a new hmo that formed to provide
coverage for those new folks who would be covered in that
group between medicaid and private insurance just announced
that rick and his state has screwed them so they wont have all
those new patients to sign up for the hmo

well thats ok though since the taxpayers of central texas will
be supplementing their care to the tune of millions now
it didnt have to be that way
the feds were willing to pay the premiums for those folks
now we all will

you dont really ever have to worry about that insurability letter now
that has to show you had unbroken coverage for years

ive got a string of those letters all lined up in a file
ive had to deal with that one since ive retired
it doesnt matter anymore
you have one of those grandfathered policies that doesnt
have to follow the new rules
those junk health policies that so many were complaining about
they couldnt continue
folks the new law was just trying to protect you

i call them the antiobamacare policies

sorry if if you are middle age and have a policy you are only paying
$50-$100 a month then you have a piece of junk insurance
policy that wont pay good if you use it

one of our son has had his own insurance policy for 10 years
it was not a junk one though as it was better than most policies
that people had through their work

there were however  preexisting conditions attached to it though
that took years and years to go away and even still has some
attachments to it
well they recently removed the breast cancer attachment to it
not that he needed that one
and it had a lifetime limit on how much coverage he had
and there was no preventative care allowed
and many of the other protections the new obamacaring policies have

he signed up in january for a new policy an obamacare one a silver one
that had as good a coverage as his old one at about the same price
with all the obamacaring requirements
it was due to start february 1st

on january 22nd a letter was mailed to him that said the premium would
need to be paid by janurary 23rd or the policy would be discontinued
the problem was he got the letter on  monday february 10th

his old grandfathered policy ended at midnight saturday february 8th
so he would have an 8 day overlap of coverage
he was skiing on that february 8th
on a double black diamond

me im a bunny slope guy
the ones where if you have to go backwards because you
cant control yourself
its ok

he hit a tree
went to the hospital with a concussion and a broken knee
no hes ok now
learned his lesson about skiing without his helmet though
he doesnt really remember the hospital stay

when he got home he found the letter the next week
i knew his coverage on the old policy had stopped just a few
hours before the accident

we figured he was just screwed

however when he contacted blue shield they said send in the
payment and your coverage will start retroactive to february 1st

so add this to the list of caring provided by the new obamacaring or
affordable care act policies

the organicgreen doctor

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