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Smile, Spring Has Sprung
By Drs. Neal and Nicole Barry

As if the beautiful weather isn’t enough to make us all smile, we have compiled the following list of humorous ‘commentary’ on the insurance industry. Laugh Out Loud!!

Why doesn’t your insurance cover the chiropractic care that is needed? Just read below!!

I just joined an HMO. How difficult will it be to choose the doctor I want?
Just slightly more difficult than choosing your parents. Your insurer will provide you with a book listing all the doctors in the plan. The doctors basically fall into two categories: those who are no longer accepting new patients, and those who will see you but are no longer participating in the plan. But don't worry, the remaining doctor who is still in the plan and accepting new patients has an office just a half-day's drive away and a diploma from a third world country.

What does HMO stand for?
This is actually a variation of the phrase, "HEY MOE." Its roots go back to a concept pioneered by Moe of the Three Stooges, who discovered that a patient could be made to forget the pain in his foot if he was poked hard enough in the eye.

Do all diagnostic procedures require pre-certification?
No. Only those you need.

Can I get coverage for my preexisting conditions?
Certainly, as long as they don't require any treatment.

What happens if I want to try alternative forms of medicine?
You'll need to find alternative forms of payment.

>My pharmacy plan only covers generic drugs, but I need the name brand. I tried the generic medication, but it gave me a stomachache. What should I do?
Poke yourself in the eye.

What if I'm away from home and I get sick?
You really shouldn't do that.

I think I need to see a specialist, but my doctor insists he can handle my problem. Can a general practitioner really perform a heart transplant right in his/her office?
Hard to say, but considering that all you're risking is the $20 co-payment, there's no harm in giving it a shot.

Will health care be different in the next decade?
No, but if you call right now, you might get an appointment by then.

How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Is swimming good for your figure?
If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Well, we hope this has cleared up any misconceptions or questions you may have had about our ‘health’ insurance industry.


In This Issue:
How Many Drugs to You Want to be On?
The Power of a Chiropractic Adjustment
Smile, Spring has Sprung!
Roast Lemon Chicken with Spring Vegetables

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