Today, I received a phone call, to be followed up by a letter that's supposedly in the mail, that my surgery will be covered at the in-network rate.
According to the woman with whom I spoke, the confusion over the payment status arose from my request being processed twice by two different departments. OK, that's understandable.
If today's information is the definitive word, then I'm very happy and fortunate.
I plan on being able to get a good laugh out of all this in the near future.
What we need now is a slate of political candidates dedicated to reforming the health-care system in this country.
One's health status shouldn't have to depend upon one's eloquence, patience, employment status or dumb luck.