Good morning on this bright sunny day here in my little part of New England. It is so good to see the sun knowing that we are supposed to have a whole week of temps in 40'sF to 50. I am oh so ready for some warmer weather. We ALL are. Now if only we could straighten out the rain patterns to go where the rain is needed most.
This morning I was going to attempt to post a video that I took in Florida. However, after two tries, it still won't upload. I've tried this before and didn't have any luck then either. If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know.
Are many of you, my readers, age 65 or older and subject to the medical care provisions for us old folks? Such as which medications you are allowed to have, and which ones you can no longer have. It seems that the government and the insurance companies are now smarter than your doctor, and they decide which medications you may or may not have.
A year and a half ago, the insurance companies decided that my breathing meds should be changed. They did, and for a year I got continually worse until I was not breathing very well at all. I finally had to ask my doctor to get my med changed back to what it used to be. I should not have had to fight for my meds! I might be old, but I still have the right to breathe.
This year, the government has decided that one of my meds is "risky" and therefore has decided to let the insurance company decided whether or not I should have it. The decision was "no, you cannot have it." My doctor filed the appropriate appeal, but the insurance company has decided to deny me the medication anyway. How can this be right?
Am I angry? Yes I am! The government needs to get the hell out of my church, my doctor's office, and anything else that is personal to me. The insurance companies need to step back and let my doctor do the prescribing of meds for me. He knows better!! Folks if you are over 64 and thinking of switching to Walmart/Humana Prescription Plan, look around for something else. These folks think they are smarter than God and your doctor.
This wonderful president of ours and his almighty wonderful medical plans has turned us folks over 64 into throwaways. I'm not even going to elaborate on this because I will be ranting for days.
Let me post a few photos from the web that friends have sent to me. These adorable pictures show love and caring, something that the government and the insurance companies have forgotten about. I don't know who took these photos, but they are wonderful.
Now I think I'll make a fresh cup of coffee and see about changing my mood back to nice again. I like me better when I am not so crabby. So, till tomorrow, Y'all be warm and have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.