Saturday, October 15, 2005

One more stab in the back

I read a recent report which said that Eau Claire, Wisconsin has higher prices for medical services than anywhere in the country. I have to agree with that. In fact, I found out the hard way that this is more than true. I went in to a local clinic because I had a fainting spell due to my low blood sugar. I asked for a diabetes test and gave the doctor my log of blood sugar readings from the last year. Well, to make a long story short, the doctor sends me to the hospitol to get heart tests and brain scans and stuff. I decided to stop going to this clinic because they wanted me to have more of these unnecessary tests. About a month later I get a bill in the mail for several thousand dollars. Never once did they tell me how much any of this was going to cost or give me a choice before they told me to get these tests. So, now I have another bill collector after me in addition to the student loan rip-off that I wrote about earlier. Insurance is worthless, they only pay what they think something should cost and then leave you to fend for yourself. When you have doctors and clinics ripping off people, how are you supposed to protect yourself? My only means of protest is to not pay the bill.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Life is dragging me down

Sorry I haven't posted any updates lately. I get distracted by other things and forget that I have this blog to update. I'm back in Wisconsin and working nights at Walmart. I put in an application for training to become a department manager. I also sent in an application to get some online training so that I can prepare for my GED. But everytime I try to take a step forward, something always drags me down. I found out that the US Department of Education is now taking money out of my paycheck. It's like a dollar an hour they are stealing from me. It just doesn't make any sense. This all started like twenty years ago. Why are they determined to drag me down? I told them that the school closed on me, but they didn't care. I told them that I shouldn't have even been accepted because I don't have a high school diploma, but they didn't care. I told them that they told me that it was a grant not a loan, but they didn't care. I told them that I didn't even sign some of the papers, but they don't care. Our government wastes billions of dollars on people in other countries, but damn if they are not hell bent on taking the money I need to buy food and shelter. Wake up America, Uncle Sam doesn't give a crap about you anymore.