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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-06-21 13:24
Subject: [cancer] Wonder Twins Power Activate: Form of a Form!
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Tags:california, cancer, funny, health
Forms, forms, everywhere there's forms.

Just spent half an hour tacking pen-and-ink paperwork forms for the second opinion consult on 6/30 down in San Francisco. All of these were topped with a preprinted label containing most of my pertinent identification information, including insurance data. The silliest form was the one with this selfsame label which required me to write out by hand my pertinent identification information, including insurance data.

The medical system: our culture's expanded version of barbershop mirrors.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2009-06-21 22:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmmmm.... paperwork. I had to fill out a form to be able to get another form from my doctor's office yesterday. Heh. The old request a form form. Classic!
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dinogrl: Corruption?
User: dinogrl
Date: 2009-06-22 01:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No wonder there's poo(h) on your icon. I just saw _Sicko_ (as I was in bed with a fever), too bad you can't go to France or Cuba.
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russ: wrocławski znaczek
User: goulo
Date: 2009-06-22 06:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:wrocławski znaczek
Or Poland! I've found the healthcare system to be less bureaucratic than the US even here (in a bureaucratic ex-communist country), and the half-dozen doctors I've visited have all been friendly and competent.
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