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Old 07-08-19, 01:23 PM
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Oh brother. I have a patient with diabetes who took medicine A a couple years ago and did GREAT. He did so well we stopped it. Now his sugars are up again and he should go back on medicine A. Insurance says they won't cover it unless he tries medicine B AND medicine C.

He tried both medicines B and medicines C, and had terrible side effects.

So we asked insurance to cover medicine A.

They wrote back and said they WILL NOT cover medicine A. Why? Because they say he must try medicine B or medicine C first.

wut
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Oh brother. I have a patient with diabetes who took medicine A a couple years ago and did GREAT. He did so well we stopped it. Now his sugars are up again and he should go back on medicine A. Insurance says they won't cover it unless he tries medicine B AND medicine C.

He tried both medicines B and medicines C, and had terrible side effects.

So we asked insurance to cover medicine A.

They wrote back and said they WILL NOT cover medicine A. Why? Because they say he must try medicine B or medicine C first.

wut
I have a yearly argument with my insurance company about Nexium.
Someone, who has never examined or diagnosed me, wants to be prescribing my medication, base on cost, only in America.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Oh brother. I have a patient with diabetes who took medicine A a couple years ago and did GREAT. He did so well we stopped it. Now his sugars are up again and he should go back on medicine A. Insurance says they won't cover it unless he tries medicine B AND medicine C.

He tried both medicines B and medicines C, and had terrible side effects.

So we asked insurance to cover medicine A.

They wrote back and said they WILL NOT cover medicine A. Why? Because they say he must try medicine B or medicine C first.

wut
So, is the solution just time on the phone? A brick wrapped in this poor guy's chart, tossed through the Medical Director's window?

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Old 07-08-19, 01:50 PM
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So, is the solution just time on the phone? A brick wrapped in this poor guy's chart, tossed through the Medical Director's window?

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It's a pain. I have to appeal their decision and do a peer-to-peer discussion.
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It's a pain. I have to appeal their decision and do a peer-to-peer discussion.
My doctor's nurse has the forms prefilled in a file and sends them out every year. She is not one to trifle with!
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It's a pain. I have to appeal their decision and do a peer-to-peer discussion.
God bless you guys and the poor teachers!
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Old 07-08-19, 02:28 PM
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If you wear a normal (not wide) shoe, now is the time to try some Lake shoes. CC has them at a screaming price.
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Understand. No criticism intended. I was directing my thoughts vs the comment of riding "easy"
I can ride easy til the cows come home, with no issues. I cannot do interval training.
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Before Social Security went paperless, they popped a questionaire in the mail once per year, just to see if their charge still lives there. In my, and all expats' cases, they duly put my address on the envelope, put a US stamp on it and sent it out. Every year, they would cut me off for non-return of the form. Every year, I called the embassy in Mexico City and they straightened it out. And around and around she goes; where she stops nobody knows.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Oh brother. I have a patient with diabetes who took medicine A a couple years ago and did GREAT. He did so well we stopped it. Now his sugars are up again and he should go back on medicine A. Insurance says they won't cover it unless he tries medicine B AND medicine C.

He tried both medicines B and medicines C, and had terrible side effects.

So we asked insurance to cover medicine A.

They wrote back and said they WILL NOT cover medicine A. Why? Because they say he must try medicine B or medicine C first.

wut
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Old 07-08-19, 04:08 PM
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If it’s basically just the ears that make it a doberman, then maybe a breed that has natural prick ears would have been a better choice? Cruelty for vanity.
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Old 07-08-19, 04:41 PM
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What a fluke.
I see what you did there.
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Bringing this site back to cycling, my eTap rear derailleur snapped the inner jockey wheel side plate of today’s 50 miler. Carbon asplosion.

The good part is that I was able to get home without much trouble. I had to stop 3x to put the chain back on the lower jockey wheel after it jumped off, assume it would jump off when the chain went slack. Alignment is perfect.

The semi-good news is that the part is available.

The bad news is it won’t be here for three days.
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Considering an ugly, soulless, modern, reinforced plastic, road bike. Someone talk me out of it.
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Considering an ugly, soulless, modern, reinforced plastic, road bike. Someone talk me out of it.
Steel is real.
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Considering an ugly, soulless, modern, reinforced plastic, road bike. Someone talk me out of it.
They are not ugly.

They are not soulless.

They are modern.

They are full of everything good about bicycle cycles.
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Considering an ugly, soulless, modern, reinforced plastic, road bike. Someone talk me out of it.
no. go on. buy the new bike. you know you want to. since my current bike/upgrade fund is non-existant I've got to encourage everyone to spend their hard earned money appropriately.
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They are not ugly.

They are not soulless.

They are modern.

They are full of everything good about bicycle cycles.
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Steel is real.
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no. go on. buy the new bike. you know you want to. since my current bike/upgrade fund is non-existant I've got to encourage everyone to spend their hard earned money appropriately.
Thank you, all. This has been very helpful.
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They are not ugly.
Some are. some aren't. beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that.

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They are not soulless.
hopefully they're soulless. So should steel, aluminium, bamboo, etc, etc be. I don't want any bike that's possessed.

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They are modern.
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They are full of everything good about bicycle cycles.
yes.
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Considering an ugly, soulless, modern, reinforced plastic, road bike. Someone talk me out of it.
Just get a carbon one instead.
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Bringing this site back to cycling, my eTap rear derailleur snapped the inner jockey wheel side plate of today’s 50 miler. Carbon asplosion.

The good part is that I was able to get home without much trouble. I had to stop 3x to put the chain back on the lower jockey wheel after it jumped off, assume it would jump off when the chain went slack. Alignment is perfect.

The semi-good news is that the part is available.

The bad news is it won’t be here for three days.
Bummer
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Considering an ugly, soulless, modern, reinforced plastic, road bike. Someone talk me out of it.
Make sure it has disc brakes.
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no. go on. buy the new bike. you know you want to. since my current bike/upgrade fund is non-existant I've got to encourage everyone to spend their hard earned money appropriately.
I finally installed the carbon bars on my Allez. Internal cable routing. Tres elegant.
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Just get a carbon one instead.
Now there’s a thought! I was considering silicon; they’ve been making boats and bathtubs out of that stuff for years. Is there much of a difference?
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