Yesterday we got the letter from Blue Cross denying Karen her oral meds. Well, it was from Blue Cross, but we now know that their preauthorization denials are done by Caremark (company motto: We make our money the old fashioned way, we bleed our patients).
I heard a podcast today about laughter. Using special equipment to allow humans to hear high pitched sounds, a Dr. Jaak Panksepp has proved, to his own satisfaction at least, that rats being tickled or roughhousing with siblings, laugh. The pinnacle of rat humor? Writing denial letters.