Insurance companies: still awful

Checked the mail last night for the first time in a couple of weeks and found two letters. One from my shrink's office saying my insurance company had denied coverage of my psychiatrist visits on the basis of me having a pre-existing condition and, hey, you owe us $560.

The other was dated a week later from the hospital saying that due to some medical billing account consolidation nonsense they were offering me a Hey, Billy Mays Here With A One Time Only Opportunity!!!!!!! kind of deal. Pay my bill before June 25th and they'll let me off paying half. Quite frankly, I think $300 is worth it to get everyone off my back and to not bother spending hours of my life yelling at flacks working for Humana.

Seriously, fuck this country and its shitty ass "health care" system.