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Would you pay an extra $1K/yr to be able to choose your own doctors?

How much is it worth to you to have (relative) freedom of choice? Enrolling in health insurance and I'm debating between an HMO and a PPO (both under Blue Shield of CA). The difference in cost is roughly $1,000. I'm a 26 year old female but I'm not exactly "healthy". I have mysterious, debilitating, chronic joint pain all over (undiagnosed as of yet), a couple car accident-related injuries that flare up every now and then, and I need to get a pap smear every 3 months due to a recent scare. So acupuncturists, chiropractors, internists, rheumatologists, and gynecologists must all be within easy reach for me. [more inside]
posted by doctordrey on Jun 19, 2014 - 23 answers

I don't want it, I just need it.

Please help me mitigate/cope with my feelings about doctors/insurance and have the best visit with a general practitioner that I can after 10 years of being uninsured. This way lies snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by koucha on Apr 28, 2014 - 39 answers

What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this equipment charge from my podiatrist?

About six weeks ago I went to a podiatrist for heel pain and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I was given instructions for treatment along with a night splint that I've been wearing every night. Today, I received a bill from the podiatrist's office for the splint: Blue Cross has paid $80 of the $280 (!) charge, and the podiatrist's office is now putting me on the hook for the $200 balance. What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this charge? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Sep 9, 2011 - 16 answers

How can I prevent a future health insurance co from discovering a previous dematology treatment and use it for denial of insurance?

I'm an American without health insurance, who needs (minor) dermatological care... how worried should I be that this will prevent me from getting private health care insurance in a year or so (denial due to prior condition)? And what can I do to prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2009 - 15 answers

I know you are not my doctor, but right now, no one is!

Over the last few years, a number of health problems have flared up that I suspect might have something to do with each other: weight gain, fatigue, acid-reflux/loose stools (possibly related to gluten intolerance) and irregular periods. What kind(s) of doctor should I see? I'm in Minneapolis. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Seattle Health Insurance for the newbie

I just started working with a company that gives me an option to pick different plans (value or choice) from three different providers. My options are United Health Care / Definity Health (which was preselected by our HR's computer system), Blue Cross Blue Shields, or CIGNA Health. Are their any Seattle Mefites who have had experience with one, two or all of them? [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Oct 14, 2007 - 16 answers

Who pays for this doctor visit?

My health insurance company refuses to cover a dr. appt because of a contract dispute of which my dr. claimed to not be a part. Except they were... [more inside]
posted by superkim on Aug 4, 2006 - 9 answers

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