“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

American Medical Insurers, You Are Ignorant as Well as Brutal

…obviously. But you just couldn't be more absurd. Obamacare's website not quite fast enough? That's nothing. Nothing. Consider this letter from Aetna, just opened:

"Dear Simon Morton [a 4 year old boy whose doctor is at Texas Children's],

…we've designated your primary care physician's Steven S. Alley, MD practice [note the horrifying grammar] as a Patient Centered Medical Home practice for our network."

1. What does this mean?
2. Is this a sentence?
3. What does it have to do with my son?

Answers: 1. Nothing. 2. No. 3. Zip.

What a waste of trees, brain cells and my money.

1 comment:

cgerrish said...

You mistake those words for a message from a human making a statement about a state of affairs. Rather it is a representation in words of a state in a database. That data has been attached to the network identity of your son.

Pink Floyd said it this way,

"Welcome my son, welcome to the machine. Where have you been? That's alright, we know where you've been."