Posted 6/13/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)
Wow - I received the letter explaining the declination from the health insurer - referencing simply history of lyme treated with antiobiotics and lipoma. No other reason given. While I can't necessarily blame them for not wanting to insure lyme, their emphasis on the antibiotic treatment is crazy. Those treatments of oral antibiotic probably cost a few hundred dollars, tops- pennies compared to the thousands of dollars of ER visits, MRIs, cat scans etc ordered by doctors trying to help me figure out the problem in the years it took before getting a lyme diagnosis. Of course, they don't know about all that, because their health insurance application, while comprehensive, doesn't actually ask you to list all the times you've had tests done that come back normal and the ER sends you home like you're a hypochondriac.