Wednesday, November 17, 2004

"Byte Me!" Session No. 459 and Mutt Post*

(*=Copyright ZeitMark)

Gotta letter today from my health insurance provider (United Healthcare of AZ) that as of February 1, 2005 my rate is going to go up over 300-fuckin'-percent!!! From $250/month to $758.50/month! (I pay for my own insurance) Yeah, like I can afford THAT! I'm sure the other subscribers are crapping in their pants about it as well. And they don't even cover prescriptions! I take 3 asthmatic drugs per day (plus one other) that are wonderful and I thank The Powers That Be that they exist but they're expensive, even getting them from Canada, which I do since I save over $1,300/year on what Walgreen's charges. Granted, UHC has not raised my rate in at least 8 years but Cheezus H. Christ on a freaking raft! What a shocker!

Well, this means that I gotta scramble to find an alternate and cheaper provider. I'll call up my insurance agent that handles my property insurance and see what he can find that'll accept a pre-existing health problem and one that won't freak if someone's 2 lbs. overweight. I'm also going to check to see what Arizona's policies are about getting a small/home business license and see if I can get a small buisness health plan.

If anyone out there reading this has any ideas, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'll appreciate any and all recomendations.


Chris has a spiffy interview with Gothamist here. Check it out!


This Craigs List personals ad is too funny not to post.

Link courtesy of Vince.


And Chrisafer has hit Celebrity Status since he's now gotten himself name-dropped in Washington, D.C.'s Metro Weekly's Hearsay gossip column. I promise not to trash him on the A-List Celebrity Hate List Parade Tribe unless he starts to hang out with Courtney Love and The Widow Anna Nicole Smith.

Link courtesy of The very woofable Jimbo.


This is sorta revenge on Gregg for planting that evil Banana Phone song in my head a while back.

Alas, I dunno how well dial-up modems will handle it so my apologies for any difficulties and best to turn yer speakers down a touch.

Miko Miko Nurse.

Link courtesy of Sturtle.