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Battle of Bureaucracy

War of Bureaucracy / Wellcome Images

War of Bureaucracy / Wellcome Images

After 5 calls, a certified letter, an email, faxes, a talk with a supervisor and several talks with a manager, my health care company admitted that they made a mistake and will reprocess everything. In the war of health care bureaucracy, I win this battle. Don’t mess with me.

Neatly Sliced Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy / Library of Congress

Bureaucracy / Library of Congress

In 3-holed-binders sits neatly sliced bureaucracy: forms from the health insurance company, forms from hospitals, forms from my doctors, forms from pharmacists, forms from the government… Practically every moment in my medical day has been chronicled on white pages covered with tight black ink. The binders take up three large bookshelves in my living room. Elegant.