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Forum: Insurance Hell 10-06-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,622
Posted By ZorroSF
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/05/wellpoint...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/05/wellpoint-subsidiary-figh_n_309529.html
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-05-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,622
Posted By ZorroSF
Thumbs up wellpoint sues the state of Maine

Netting $2.5 billion in profits last year wasn't enough for WellPoint, the nation's largest insurance company.

Now, WellPoint's affiliate, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is suing the state of...
Forum: The Big File 08-25-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,471
Posted By ZorroSF
I am very surprised kaiser is picking up disc...

I am very surprised kaiser is picking up disc replacements. I know they are better today than they were in the 80's and 90's, but I was shocked to read the approval. Congrats! I too know what a pain...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-18-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By ZorroSF
not sure I conveyed my point properly. Obama had...

not sure I conveyed my point properly. Obama had met with the insurance industry before drafting this up. They all got what they wanted, so you can pretty much figure by the time it gets to congress,...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-16-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By ZorroSF
Government co-op insurance? WTF?!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32437468/


well whether you were for or against this gov't healthcare reform, it's dead in the water now. They bailed out AIG, and now they bailed out the health...
Forum: The Big File 08-08-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,413
Posted By ZorroSF
The problem I have found with CDs is the...

The problem I have found with CDs is the resolution isn't very good. they are not hig def pics, they are resized for CD. however, I have all my MRIs and x-rays in one location instead of carting...
Forum: The Big File 07-16-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,983
Posted By ZorroSF
anyone know about Scorpion Surgical Technologies

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132431




how is this better than fusion? how can they claim this is less invasive than fusion when it is a fusion?
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 21,263
Posted By ZorroSF
I was very surprised by your response, but I...

I was very surprised by your response, but I could understand it because you are coming from a drug dependence angle. I have to totally disagree with you. "I got mine you get your's" attitude is what...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-13-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,180
Posted By ZorroSF
Well in 2004 I don't think this surgery was FDA...

Well in 2004 I don't think this surgery was FDA approved, so Delamarter's office could've been doing it for free. Typically what happens is the doctor's office tries to approve the surgery with your...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-13-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,241
Posted By ZorroSF
Medi-Cal = Medi-Hell

I just qualified to receive this state sponsored insurance, but I am quickly finding out that almost nobody accepts it in Los Angeles. According to my spine surgeons office, it's an HMO plan and...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-13-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,865
Posted By ZorroSF
somehow I really doubt BC-BS really gives a damn...

somehow I really doubt BC-BS really gives a damn about universal healthcare. On the otherhand I think they are just trying to game the situation. If you notice blue cross/blue shield helps manage...
Forum: The Big File 12-01-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,901
Posted By ZorroSF
not to be too off topic, but what kind of...

not to be too off topic, but what kind of discogram did you have?

FAD or the old fashion kind? I've heard this hurts, but with an FAD they inject an aenesthetic after the test to kill a lot of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-08-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,279
Posted By ZorroSF
I'll admit I didn't read your post word for word,...

I'll admit I didn't read your post word for word, but here's my advice.

Doctors won't tell you if they are or aren't trained in certain procedures. Instead they will advise for or against a...
Forum: The Big File 10-01-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,704
Posted By ZorroSF
It's a difficult situation we're all in. Having...

It's a difficult situation we're all in. Having to find a doctor without being called a doctor shopper or a hypocondriac. Let's be honest, most spine doctors don't do nearly enough testing before...
Forum: The Big File 09-17-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,324
Posted By ZorroSF
well from what little I know Dascor is much more...

well from what little I know Dascor is much more invasive than this;

http://losangelesspineinstitute.com/NucleusRegeneration.htm

Here's someone who had Dascor. Not sure if he's still around:
...
Forum: The Big File 09-02-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,890
Posted By ZorroSF
have you looked here; ...

have you looked here;

http://www.sjo.org/Clinical_Services/Orthopedics/Spine_Care.aspx
Forum: The Big File 09-02-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,121
Posted By ZorroSF
this is common after surgey. Pre-op your body was...

this is common after surgey. Pre-op your body was compensating. Reads like you had a disc protrusion and it sounds like you were overusing the muscles you described.

In fact I wonder if adult...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-01-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,880
Posted By ZorroSF
I don't believe in insurance. It's a scam just...

I don't believe in insurance. It's a scam just like the banking interest system. It's all about making money out of nothing. I think the easiest way to push for universal healthcare like canada is to...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-26-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,880
Posted By ZorroSF
Census: Number of uninsured dropped in 2007 ...

Census: Number of uninsured dropped in 2007




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26404454


I don't mean to be overly pessimistic considering we already feel that way while we're on this forum,...
Forum: The Big File 08-26-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,167
Posted By ZorroSF
wow grumpy it sounds like you were run over by a...

wow grumpy it sounds like you were run over by a contruction vehicle??!

please keep us up to date on what you discover. I'll do my best here too.
Forum: The Big File 08-22-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,987
Posted By ZorroSF
well if the physicians want to move to the south...

well if the physicians want to move to the south or mid-west because of more relaxed laws concerning bibes and such then let them go. I bet the whole west coast will follow suit behind MA as will new...
Forum: The Big File 08-21-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,171
Posted By ZorroSF
Well I think we here at ADR support haven't even...

Well I think we here at ADR support haven't even read that article until you posted your reply. Just look at the number of reviews and also pay attention that we didn't write that article, a...
Forum: The Big File 08-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,167
Posted By ZorroSF
I don't understand what SAS is. I also can't find...

I don't understand what SAS is. I also can't find any info as to their efficacy at L5S1. Where did you find that info?

thanks for reponding.
Forum: The Big File 08-10-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,167
Posted By ZorroSF
Has anybody been able to find pros and cons for...

Has anybody been able to find pros and cons for this procedure?

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00401518

A little over one more year for its completion.
Forum: The Big File 08-10-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,480
Posted By ZorroSF
something that I haven't heard of recently was...

something that I haven't heard of recently was there are millions of people walking the earth that have a genetic prediposition that prevents the HIV cells from attacking the host rendering them...
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