Mom's oncologist, it turns out, doesn't take Tricare. So she had to move to another oncologist. This one is concerned about the size and something about speed of the tumor's growth, so she wants to run the oncogene test to make the final determination on whether chemo will be necessary.
Alas, Tricare doesn't cover the oncogene test. Of course it doesn't. Why would it? Such a valuable tidbit of information could not possibly be of use in avoiding unnecessary chemo, which is exactly what it could do.
The test is $4000. There might or might not be patient financial aid services for this test. We'll see. Without it, chemo will be a definitely recommendation.
Mother. Fucking. Woot.
Once again, Tricare shows off its perfectly shiny asshole, waxed and bleached c/o tax dollars, and offering shit that is no less brown and stanky.
I've fucking had it. With the world.
The long one about failure.
3 days ago