As part of my dental care plan with an HMO (which was a PRE-PAID service plan), I had paid for over one year of dental care which I was ultimately not permitted to use.
Suffice it to say that I have found another (great) dentist and I no longer utilize the services of an HMO. Still, the bigger problem remains. It goes far beyond my little incident with one specific dentist and one specific HMO.
It’s more about the politics of the health care industry, as a whole. And how "dues-paying" patients are getting the raw end of the deal each and every day.
Questioning The Health Care Industry
The REAL issue is the manner in which the healthcare industry manages itself.
Specifically, the major and minor injustices which take place within the health care industry on a daily basis are what continue to bother me.
Which is why I was thrilled when I happened upon a movie called "Damaged Care" on the Lifetime Channel the other day. It was about this exact topic!…
The movie, Damaged Care, is about the unethical business practices of HMOs.
Dr. Linda Peeno’s Story
If you’re interested in this topic, or just interested in the background info behind this movie…
Check out this one-on-one interview with Dr. Peeno.
Here is Dr. Peeno’s original confession which caused her to speak out against the very organizations she was working for.
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