I Knee'd To Sit For A Bit
I just got back from my knee doctor. I had over a dozen injections in each knee. This was the PRP therapy and prolotherapy to tighten my ligaments. All I can say at the moment is "ouch." My knees are pretty sore. But the results will be great as they usually are.
Trouble is, the insurance company is no longer paying for treatment. They have decided, across the board, that such therapy is "experimental" and no longer covered. It is costly, but far less so than knee replacement surgery and follow up physical therapy. To say nothing of the very long recovery period such surgery would require.
So, like so many Americans, I am caught in the medical insurance nightmare President Obama is trying to fix. I am not at all sure any of the proposals he has made or that Congress has made will actually fix my problem, but you never know.
Why is it the right of some insurance adjuster to decide what medical care actually works for me? Why does an uninterested third party have the right to step between me and my doctor in making decisions about my health?
I know national health insurance programs in other countries have both successes and failures. What the US needs to do it study both and come up with a plan that makes for a better plan.
For now, I have the money...sort of...to pay for my alternative and very effective therapy. Hopefully, the insurance companies will eventually see the light and change their attitude about paying.
For now, I will just sit here, hoping.
Oh, yes. It's raining.