This past week seems to have offered all sorts of information which might well give one pause.
In fact, we have spent countless hours trying to make sense of all sorts of things such as a letter we received from our health insurance company which told us that they would like “... to thank you for taking a proactive role in your health and getting a mammogram. As promised, a $10 ... gift card is enclosed.”
What? Not only do we not recall being promised a gift card for getting a mammogram, we are not at all certain a $10 gift card makes the getting of the mammogram any more pleasant. Besides, we are somewhat troubled to think that rewards are now being given to people who are doing the right thing when it comes to their health care. We would tend to think the money might be better spent trying to get those who don’t do the right to do the right thing.
And then there was the segment on television entitled: “Five foods your doctor eats and so should you.”
Now we must admit the five things, an apple a day, with the peel on; nuts, especially tree nuts like walnuts, almonds and cashews; avocados; coffee, in moderation of course; and blueberries, along with the reasons given to eat these five things, all made sense to us. But we have to wonder how the people on the television know that our doctors eat them. Dare we ask? Might this not be an opportunity to prepare a questionnaire for the doctor, which would be an interesting retaliation for all the questionnaires we have struggled to fill out of late. Of course, if the doctor were to resent it as much as we do, it might not be our best idea ever.
Also we recently read an article in the newspaper where we learned that in New York state children can stay on their parents health insurance until they, the children not the parents, turn 30. Really, 30? The thought quite leaves us speechless.