Gifts from Humana

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This came from a reader:

A patient of mine had a fall and was in the hospital for one day!  After she was home she received a card from Humana telling her that she was entitled to some gifts.  She said OK.  In a short time she received a very large box at home.  In the box was bread, milk, various juices, and 10 frozen meals (in dry ice).   This was her gift for choosing Humana. Now I don’t know about you, but I am nickled and dimed by these groups daily and I consider this a huge waste of our health care monies.  They are all making a fortune in health care and I continue to work harder for less money.  She is well off, has a good support group and did NOT need this box of goodies…
 How do you like this scenario?  Makes it harder to work FOR the managed care companies, doesn’t it?  Think about this next time they want to negotiate your fees.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Gifts from Humana

  1. mamadoc
    April 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    As my children say, WTF?

  2. Sir-Lance-a-Lot
    April 5, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Kinda reminds me of the time one Thanksgiving in medical school when the doorbell rang, and it was a local group binging us the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner because we were poor.

    My wife was mortified.

    True, according to the records, we had no income, as I was in medical school and living on loans, but we already had a nice dinner cooking, and they wouldn’t take no for an answer.

    So, I thanked them, packed it all up, took our young son, and brought it all to the local soup kitchen, where they were glad to receive it.

    One of those weird life experiences.

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