The dude who said too much.
October 20, 2009 5:19 PM Subscribe
Told my doctor I smoked pot, now I just got a disconcerting letter from my insurance company.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (36 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
First of all I live in Ohio, in case that matters. I experienced a heart arrhythmia a few months back and went to the ER for it. When meeting with a cardiologist about it afterwards we went through a number of lifestyle questions one of which was do you do any drugs. I answered honestly that yes I do smoke pot once or twice a week.
I asked if this could be a cause of the problem and he said that was highly unlikely and as long as I used in moderation that shouldn't pose any specific problem with my heart.
Now I just got a letter from my insurance company saying before they could process my claims for the incident they need more information.
It says - Diagnosis: History of Cannabis Abuse
and asks for first date of symptoms, treatment and my drivers license number. Where I've sought treatment, when I started, when I quit and how often I used.
I am pretty much shocked, I assumed my statement to the doctor was going to be safe and confidential.
So yeah, anyone else experience this? Am I screwed? Will I get my license revoked? How do I respond to date stopped when I used just a few days ago. Are the insurance folks permitted to share this info with the police? Is this just an attempt to scare me out of filing the potentially expensive claim with them?
Any info or advice would be much appreciated.