Back to planning my next steps….
I think I’ve just written my basic manifesto, in the previous post. Likely the system would think I should write the appeal letter – except that I can’t really check off any of the boxes that are my only choices.
I could also call Humana and / or Medicare. The problem would be to get past the gatekeepers. Talking to someone from Idaha or India about this, who has no authority and no knowledge might just annoy us both. I may do that, just to search beyond the gatekeepers.
But I already made an effort at that when I was signing up for this Humana plan – that’s where I got the 30 cents info. There seems to be a heavy lid on the customer service reps, who are very nice, but have no real information, though they did seem able to hear and understand my questions, and felt I was being reasonable.
I certainly don’t want to go to my Republican Congressional Representatives – they will be eager to find evidence that Medicare is awful, dreadful and very, very bad.
So I woke up this morning thinking that I probably know some folks in Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, or failing that, I certainly know a lot of folk who know him, who could get me to the right person in his office. Since all the federal agencies have as their top priority responding to Congressional reqests, Sherrod’s right person can take my request to the correct location.
This is not a ‘religious’ exemption, per se. Just my personal understandings, knowledge and beliefs. And the fact that I will not take one of their $1,300 pills, or $100,000 treatments.
I know from the work that I do with friends and neighbors that we can unravel an illness, work toward understanding and releasing it, and start becoming well again. It is not difficult, or scary, or expensive. It requires some body, mind and spirit adjustments on the part of the heal-ee, all of which result in a better life and better energy. And it takes way less time than those trips to the doctor and the hospital.