Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Would You Believe: Toad Outsmarts Medicare Reps?

After half a year of near daily trench warfare with Patti’s medical insurance including Medicare which ONLY absolutely befuddles any and every scenario. The following story comes as no surprise to me …


     Would You Believe: Toad Outsmarts Medicare Reps? 

   "A toad -- just an ordinary toad, mind you -- provided more accurate responses to Medicare policy questions than Medicare customer service representatives, according to a new study by L.R. Huntoon, a practicing neurologist and editor-in-chief of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. ..."

     “ …It found that 96% of the time (Medicare) customer service reps gave the wrong answer … By jumping right for "yes" and left for "no," the toad crushed the competition, answering correctly 50% of the time….”

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