I got a little magnet in the mail from my health insurance company the other day, with a “Nurse Line” phone number on it. I’m supposed to call the Nurse Line when I’m sick to find out if I should go to the doctor. Or, as the card says, to help decide if the “doctor’s office, emergency room, or just self-care is needed.”
Suuuuure. I’ll call my insurance to ask whether I should accrue costly hospital bills for them to pay. Or not.
I’m sure it might depend on whether I had paid my full deductible yet, but I imagine . . .