I don’t do much in the personal “pet peeves” department on this blog. Mostly because I think I can be pretty petty about such things and don’t like to reveal how petty I can be.

But I really, really hate insurance companies.

We just had a claim denied for some blood work the Cosmic Wife had done because the diagnostic company is “out of network” even though the doctor directed her to a specific diagnostic provider. According to the insurance company it is my responsibility to tell my doctor who they are supposed to work with when they need diagnostic information.

I wonder how people who work for insurance companies are able to sleep nights. I have come to conclude that insurance companies are basically a legal protection and extortion racket.

I really, really hate them.