I'm sure everybody has a story like this, or ten of them. And it is part of what makes us all so petulant and cranky about "government takeover of health care." Yes, yes, I know, this is a "private" provider, not the pointyheads in Washington. But the line is blurry: part of what they are "providing" here is Medicare fulfillment. And whatever happens with
Still, it blows my mind how successful the right-wing noise machine is at making us all believe that this kind of problem is "the gummint," and not something just locked into the system as a whole.
Afterthought: I say that nobody can do this job--but is there any mass bureaucracy anywhere that carries out its mission any better than Social Security? On time,on the dollar--they come pretty lose to perfection, not so? Come to think of it, I've had perfectly satisfactory relations with the Department of Motor Vehicles too, though maybe I am just lucky.