That’s right – Metro Government denied Joe Riffe the prosthetic leg he needs.
My resolve has been tested today. I have to admit, I got the wind knocked out of me. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve let doubt creep in like it has today. I got a phone call from the company that I’m working with to get and fit my prosthetic. It seems Humana Insurance surprised them by not only denying my knee, but they denied everything. They denied the knee, the socket, the foot…everything that has to do with me walking. Humana is the only major insurance company left that does not provide a way to get the microprocessor controlled prosthetics, and their bullish actions have got me worried. They responded to my prosthesist that until they provide a request that includes a mechanical knee that is covered by Humana, they will continue to deny me. What does this mean for me you ask…it means my dream of being a paramedic stops here.
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Our understanding is that Metro Government is self-funded (or something similar) and Humana merely covers what Metro Government says it wants to cover.
So, there you have it.
Greg Fischer and crew couldn’t give two flips.
Hiring a few friends at $100,000 a pop to “innovate”? Sure. That’s fine. Making sure someone who actually wants to serve the public gets to do so? Not so much.
But you – the reader – can actually put pressure on Greg Fischer to make this happen.
You know what to do.