Welcome to the Wonderful World of Health Care 2015

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Health Care 2015

When I received my "Annual Notice of Changes for 2015" from UnitedHealthcare, which insures AARP's MedicareRX Plans, I thought to myself, "They've got to be kidding!" The book is about a half-inch thick with all of the pages printed on both sides. It's ridiculous to think that the average senior citizen is going to wade through that jungle of type, which is damn near a foreign language, to figure out what he or she is entitled to in 2015. 

It's a neat way for the insurer to cover its —- and, if you should question what you get or its cost when you go to the pharmacy, they can always ask, "Didn't you read the book?"

If the AARP is really looking out for its millions of members nationwide, it should make sure the number of "changes" should be held to a minimum each year and that it be presented to its members in a form and length that is understandable and manageable. Leave the "legalese" in the book to the lawyers. They need the money.