I'll admit that I am deathly afraid of having surgery but it has become painfully obvious, pardon the pun, that I am getting worse. Besides the pain and numbness of the toes being mainly in my right leg the numbness has spread to my left leg.
Recently I tried to change my insurance plan and the at Anthem had me first cancel my policy with them. Once done a call assistant got on the phone and took control of my computer and signed me up for an Affordable Care plan with a nice subsidy. At the end IT determined that I qualified for Medi-Cal and IT refused to allow me to pay for my insurance. I have to prove to Medi-Cal that I can afford insurance. Adding insult to injury, literally, I can only get a subsidy if I make $47k for a family of two. I do and more.
So now I am trying everything to get my Anthem back. With this said I am concerned that Anthem won't approve a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) over a very painful Laminectomy, a week in the hospital, and 12 weeks of recovery. Except for my daughter, a brain cancer survivor, I am alone. I have no reliable family to help care for me after a major surgery and this adds to my fear.
Does anyone have experience with Anthem / Blue Cross and a MIS?