Tag: ‘health insurance’
August 11, 2011 at 7:30 am
Last month Muhammad from the RN Central blog sent me an interesting infographic about what really happens during a hospital night shift (see below). He also read my FAQ before contacting me which endeared him to my heart and put him ahead of 95% of the other requests I get.
But, reading the FAQ is not necessarily a way into my text editor. I thought the infographic was rather interesting and it made me think of two of my own experiences in the hospital which you can read about below the image.
Night time staffers are fewer and less experienced
Oh, yes they are. When I was home from college for the weekend when I was two months shy of 18, I woke up in the middle of the night with a horrible pain on my right side. (Long-time readers of my blog and book will know where I’m headed with this.) My mother rushed me to the hospital where I was triaged…and then sent next door to the kiddie hospital because I was totally a child, not [...]
May 25, 2011 at 7:54 am
Photo by takomabibelot / by Attribution 2.0 Generic CC
Updated on 5/26/14: As of January 1, 2014 most of the information in this post became outdated due to the start of the Affordable Care Act. Insurance companies can no longer deny me insurance because of my pre-existing conditions. They can not charge me more than a man of the same age because I’m a woman. (Yes, they used to do this.) When I applied for health insurance under this new act the application was only 4 pages long. When I’d applied before the act the application was 22 pages long. It was shocking how easy it had become now that they no longer could quiz me on all the medications I’d taken in the past 2 years or ask me if I currently had any chronic diseases.
I’m going to keep this post up as a reminder of how awful it was before the ACA. If anyone feels the need to complain about any imperfections in the ACA they can see how much worse it was [...]