Boy Howdy! ( we say stuff like that in Arkansas)
Old Jeff, or is it Jeffrey, sure stirred up a ruckus!
Whatever.. I'm glad he visited, but feel like he rubbed some of that smelly stuff off his pointy-toed boots in our faces.
The funny thing is, he registered twice, posted under both names about how easy it was to get approved and how little it cost and how well he did during and after treatment and then the buckaroo climbed back on his bronco and cantered back to the land where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.
His case is not unusual in the U.S. If you have advanced fibrosis, insurance will generally approve your tx very quickly. The $5.00 co-pay coupon? Anyone in the US can get one online in 5 minutes. I saved $190 by using one.
Insurance restrictions are easing and more people are getting approved quicker. Why? A couple of reasons: Some class action laws suits have been filed and most people who know how to get their request for coverage out of the insurers hands and into the external review (yes, that is part of ObamaCare) get approved. So who benefits? The person with HCV and Gilead. Gilead gets its money, one way or another. Insurance premiums and taxes will begin to rise to cover the expense. The people will blame Congress and the idiots in Congress will blame each other after they get through blaming the black guy in the White House.
We like Texans in Arkansas. They give us someone to argue with. They feel everything is bigger in Texas and I mean EVERYTHING! They send all their kids to college here because it costs half as much, even with out of state tuition, and they can take up two parking slots at WalMart so nobody will scratch their Beemer. There are also a few cows around for them to look at so they won't get too homesick and our women are prettier and dogs smarter.
So let me see if I can get Jeff, or is it Jeffery, out of the sage brush and back into the herd.
Proverb found on many outhouse walls in Arkansas:
Here I sit, my bowels a flex'in.
Just gave birth, to another Texan...
Now come on back Jeff or Jeffery or Billy Ted and talk to us!
-where the women are barefoot and pregnant.
-where you can tell if we are married because there is tobacco spit down both sides of the truck...