Report from the Department of Bureaucratic Ludicrousness, 06/11/2018:
Wellcare, my extortionate former Medicare Part D (prescription drug) provider just sent me a check for a refund on a bottle of oxycodone prescribed in 2014.
The amount? [CUE SOUND TRACK, BELOW]
Can you believe it? SIX CENTS!
Apparently they seriously think I’m going to fart around for ten minutes scanning and uploading the front and back of this munificent payment and recording it in Excel. Or maybe that I’m going to drive 20 minutes each way (40 minutes round trip) to physically deposit it in my bank account, in person.
Can you imagine what it must have cost in accountants’ time, clerical time, paper, printing, envelope, and postage to cut this damnfool thing and put it in the mail?
So. Now we see why our healthcare costs are so ludicrous. Apparently it’s a function of systemic ludicrousness.