Perchance to Dream
Healthcare Financial, Inc.
Thomas G. Gennis
The voice “talent” of Signature Healthcare’s phone system
The designer of Signature Healthcare’s phone system
Heck, the designer of MassHealth’s phone system
Anyone who calls us after 10 PM tops when there’s no deaths in the family or such
Probably a bunch of others not as close to the top of my mind.
Arisia Memberships For Sale
Two adult and two babysitting memberships to Arisia, the big New England SF convention I used to help run.
I bought them in 2007 for 2008, then rolled them over to 2009. You’re not supposed to be able to roll memberships over more than once, and I have no idea whether we’d be willing or able to go in 2010 and would rather have the money than ask to have them forwarded again, so I am offering them for sale.
I paid $30 each. I am asking $80 for the entire set, or $25 each for less than the whole set.
E-mail jay at this domain if interested, or leave a comment.
I have decided to call the communist state health plan by the evil Mitt Romney and gleeful Democratic legislature, commonly known as RomneyCare, ComneyCare for short, so I don’t have to write out the communist description. But I pregress…
A while back, we were arm-twisted into applying for MassHealth (the official name for ComneyCare) by HFI, Healthcare Financial, at the behest of Morton Hospital, apparently because we could be covered retroactively and they would then collect for the emergency visit with allergy boy early this year. HFI is, as far as I can tell, little more than a law firm/collection agency that specializes in just this kind of thing.
We thought it would be nice to be able to get him medical attention if needed, at least take him for a one year checkup and shots. That appointment is set for Thursday, a month late because of doctor vacation pushing things back.
Anyway, I did the applying through the agent, including affidavits and limited power of attorney and so forth, and sent them a pile of birth certificate copies and such. I thought that included the relevant pay stubs as evidence of income, which I did scan at that time and presumably printed and sent.
I’ve never heard from HFI again.
We received notice of provisional coverage of the kids pretty promptly. Apparently they do this because it take forever to process the applications.
That was the last thing we heard.
On the 12th we received notice from a Taunton office, first we’d ever had anything come from there, indicating we were rejected due to lack of proof of income, if they didn’t hear from us by the 8th.
So this is apparently how they are handling the insane budgetary overrun ComneyCare is creating, by arbitrarily making people unable to obtain the coverage they are legally required to obtain or be fined for not having. Go Massachusetts!
Friday afternoon I faxed that Taunton office the entire original 20 pages of application, affidavits, ID, and pay stubs, a WTF letter, and two subsequent pages of paystubs, supplying phone and e-mail for them to contact me. One secret of being sufficiently broke is that it’s a surprising time sink, where people like to make it hard for you to do anything but deal with crap like this, or where you spend time instead of money because time is what you have.
No word yet. Oh, forgot to mention why I faxed. Besides to get the actual paperwork back in someone’s face ASAP.
The number they supply on the notice is not for the local office, where the fax is. The number they supply lands you in a full voice mailbox – can’t even leave a message – and tells you try again later. Convenient, if they don’t want people to actually get the coverage.
Today I need to contact the doctor’s office and see what they want to do about the appointment Thursday. It’s at least $95 if paying cash (which may as well be the moon). We already owe over $700 from apparently far more visits on grace than I realized last October/November. To the extent it’s up to the doctor, he’d probably say come in anyway and not to worry, because that’s him, so it may be the case. Apparently the shots are paid by the state, so it might be possible simply to go in, get the shot, and leave. But if we’re there, the doctor won’t be able to resist having a good look, so it amounts to the show up and don’t worry about it option. What we can’t do is be referred to any dermatology or allergy specialists without coverage. So it’s good thing we have his condition in such good control, and he’s doing so well at acclimating and outgrowing it so some degree already.
Loads of fun. If McCain had picked Mitt Romney, it would have shown horrible judgment, as well as lack of political savvy. Ultimately they’re all control freaks and would-be tyrants to some degree, but Romney showed naked ambition and elitism over sense more than most.
On The Move
He is our mail out the so I am using voice dictation to try to work which of course is interesting as you can see if I don’t edit this.
I said I am trying to work actually that’s not what I said I said he is on my lap not he is our mail out.
Anyway I get the last two posts for birthdays using this does voice dictation, which I have to do it in notepad and paste into W.Blogger because this does voice dictation won’t work with anything that’s alien lay out and not based on Internet explorer and stuff because Microsoft is never Microsoft center in a way that makes things difficult for things that are competition.
Everything above is exactly as I spoke it, including this sentence.
Even as honey pulls out my face and trace Two-tone whiskers out at least he is leaving the microphone on what so I could theoretically be saying stuff that I could paste into my resume if I can ping state with him like climbing up one of my hat money had not my hat and. I said my had my head not my hat. C some things it just doesn’t get. Like they had and had and hat thing they said had and had had had a.
The thing I was having trouble with last I may use this was the warts might dog and Doc D were it’s D were its words that start with the letter D obviously vista dictation needs some work.
A gay lets copy and posed as I said OK not a gay. Nah lets copy-and-paste this into W.blog are and publish it and you got.
Part of it may be the contrast, but Henry’s skin looks unusually clear in this one. This is about as good as it gets, and while it’s still up and down, he seems to have been on a trajectory of generally better and generally less sensitive. It’s also increasingly clear there is a contact sensitivity issue far more than imgestion allergy issues. The salicylate thing has been obvious, and maybe even goes with the skin issues, but that’s not all of it and that’s what seems to have improved especially. Oops, poppy diaper and close enough so I’ll post and go…
This morning Henry woke up dry. I went to change him and suspected as much. On confirming it, I asked if he wanted to use the potty, sat him on Sadie’s, and he let loose as if he’s always been doing it that way. Go Henry!
Henry Collection – Just the Start
Sadie is fascinated with cooking, so I’ve started showing her things, and figured I’d try having her peel carrots for what ended up being an ill-fated beef stew. Valerie’s participation was the obligatory me too. They did better than I’d expected. Biggest problem was Sadie’s incomprehansion of “finished” when enough had been peeled.