hurray for insurance companies.
they are useful to have... but in many ways they are also useless.
Oh sweetie =(
I wish I had words that would comfort you and yours. All I can say is you're in my thoughts and prayers.
If the insurance company does in fact hold firm, I make the suggestion that you and your sister begin speaking to learning hospitals (UAB - Birmingham, AL, etc) and see if they've got programs available for learning purposes at reduced or no charge.
I'm out of suggestions, otherwise, and feel utterly useless.
*hugs you tight*
The hospital won't do it without the insurance company approval, so that isn't an option.
That's bordering on criminal, for them to do that. How callous, of how they disrupt peoples' lives... I hope they come to their senses. Had they previously approved the surgery?
They sent her here, and they had been informed it was scheduled. They just waited until the very last minute to render a final decision.
Will keep in mind. They will reevaluate, but not in time for her surgery to happen tomorrow.
Aaah man,I think three quarters of insurance company are subordinates to the devil and the other ones are just mainly incompetent. but this is just wrong
I can only image how frustating this is.
I'm sorry. I truly wish there was something I could do, if only to help alleviate the frustration.
I will do all I can to send good vibes to your sister.
Oh hon... I'm SOOOO very sorry. If there's anything I can do - I have plenty of pent up anger right now and I'll be happy to call and scream for you!
Find out if there is a local TV station that does consumer/human interest reports on the news and try to get them to do a story on it. A lot of times the insurance companies will back down when they find out they're being scrutinized and painted in a bad light. Of course, the fact that its one day before the operation doens't give you much leway time, but its worth a shot.
There's no way of preserving the surgery date, but believe me there will be some interesting phone calls made if they deny it again.
I am SO sorry. I hope they are able to work it out before tomorrow morning.
That really sucks I hope everything works out for your sister. I wish I could do something other than send you some sympathy.
I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope they find some solution quickly, so at least you guys know what to plan for.
This is so horrible. I'm sorry.
They're the only thing that seems to work against insurance companies. (I told you that story at some point, right?)
Fucking insurance companies.
I can't recall just now. Then again, I am kinda of in shock/stress mode.
What should she threaten?
Wish I could help. *hugs*
How much info do you have about the insurance company? Between you and you husband, you have many readers. How about starting an email campaign? Something like that. I'd be glad to harass the insurance company.
2004-09-30 12:57 am (UTC)
Re: Just a thought...
They have been good up to this point, and I am pretty confident that in the end they will approve it. It's just inconsiderate of them when she is so far away from home and they know it.
All I can offer is really big hugs and on the bright side it will give all the people on the list more time to pray for Kristi.
Somehow, this is also good.
I have no idea how, but I believe it nonetheless.
I am so sorry to hear about this mess. I'm just now catching up on a few days without power and no LJ at work, so I'm just finding out about all of this.
There's nothing worse than NOT knowing and just...waiting. Especially in pain. I'll keep all of you in my prayers!!
I am so sorry to hear this. I'll be praying for all of you.
I'm so sorry, G. This sucks.
I'm thinking of you and Kristi,
We really, really need the name and contact info for that insurance company so we can bombard them with hate mail and bad publicity. This is unconscionable.
I don't think it will be helpful yet, but believe me that if it comes to that I will be ralying the troops. It's a matter of knowing when to pull out the big guns.
Denying her at the last minute, when she didn't have time to respond, is definitely a ticket to at least one of the layers of hell.
Insurance. Can't live without it, can't seem to live with it either. The entire industry needs a giant kick to the balls.