bleeping insurance company and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 283

Those of us with ADD or ADHD are probably fortunate if we have a touch of OCD also; it helps to counterbalance the impulsiveness and the difficulty motivating to start or to finish.  But it has its drawbacks too.  We tend to hang on too long (tho this could be part of  ADD too?).

I got screwed by Blue Cross.  They won’t pay for a covered procedure,  lots of unreasonable reasons, and when I finally appealed, they turned it down because I  filed the appeal too late –  they hadn’t sent me the EOB they were supposed to, so I didn’t know what was going on.  But I persisted and persisted  in pursuing this, with righteous indignation, trying to right a wrong and on the principle of the thing (OCD).

I could still protest further, but even if they pay now, which is unlikely, I’ll probably be making 13 cents an hour for the effort I’ve put in.  But it is sure hard to let it go.

So I’m venting to you, which is one of the ways to deal with anger- at least I’m doing something. Thank you for listening.


1. we need a nationalized medical service, like the civilized countries of the world.

2. I hope to post more on OCD.

3. blue cross — boo!!!!  Would they be different if their mothers had been married?

4. quote of the day – If ignorance is bliss, why are there so many unhappy people around?

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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3 Responses to bleeping insurance company and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 283

  1. puls stacja says:

    But wanna comment that you have a very nice web site , I enjoy the layout it actually stands out.


  2. Betsy Davenport, PhD says:

    ADD is a very expensive disorder. Some day I am going to write the definitive article about the costs in money and blood. But the money isn’t the least of it. Reimbursements not sent, invoices not kept, bills paid but not mailed, tax returns not filed, appointments made and not kept, classes signed up for and not attended, it goes on and on. Some of these losses were procrastination, some confusion, many were things we thought a child could do but could not. Ugh.


    • yes! that’s part of why strategies are so important, and part of how they can make our life so much better.
      again thank you for your comments. i hope to use some of them as part of future posts. i wish there was some way i could get the comments to show up better on the wordpress posts.
      i look forward to the article.


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