Monday, December 21, 2009


If you don't know I am on state insurance. Washington state insurance. The insurance itself is phenomenal. 3 pregnancies + 2 c-sections + 2 babies later and I have paid $0 for any medical treatment. Literally $0. Like I said, PHENOMENAL!

However, the administrators of the insurance, or at least the people who make up and send out the benefit info have some serious issues.

I received my insurance card today. It was completely in English. On the sheet of paper behind it, at the top reads in HUGE letters:


Then below this in semi-small print it says:

If this is not a language you can read, please call 1-xxx-xxx-xxxx

This exact sentiment is then repeated in Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, Hmong, Ilocano, Korean, Laotian, Oromo, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrigna, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

So first, the letter states that if the text is too small to read to call such and such a number. First of all the text is so FRIGGIN BIG that only the legally blind couldn't read it. Second, if by some rare instance it was too small for a person to read, how would they know to call the number if they ((gasp)) couldn't read it?? Then the rest of the letter is in a font so small that if you can't read the huge text at the top you may as well be looking at a paper full of black lines for all you'd be able to read. But if by some miracle you can read it, the letter states to call such and such a number IF you cannot read any one of the languages on the paper. My issue is, if you CAN read any of the languages on the paper, then you understand that you need not call the number and if you CANNOT read any of the languages on the paper than you are seriously SHIT OUT OF LUCK because you can't understand any of the languages to know that you need to call the damndang number!

Absolutely ridiculous if you ask me. Any good tree hugger would rightly sue the state of Washington for wasting such a good piece of paper in such a fashion. LOL

**If you know me, you know I am about as ANTI-TREE HUGGING as they come. I am anti-green, anti-recycle. Give me the toxic lawn chemicals, the aerosol hairspray cans and let's pump up the diesel!!!

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