“Covered” California?

Like most of the single mid-twenties individuals living in CA, I signed up for health insurance under covered California with the belief that I too could maintain my relationship with my Doctors. This belief along with united coverage and less stress on how to pay $200+ every month was the wrangler for me. And yet, here I am, sick, hurting and the Doctors I have been told are in my network are, in fact, not. The websites are not factual and the money I’m paying every month is for….what exactly?

I’ve been told by the multiple doctors that I can pay in full ($150-$200) just to step into the office with the hope that my insurance will reimburse me….
I’ve tried many many times to talk to someone over at the blue shield of California to get answers…and no one will answer..I’ve waited over an hour sometimes; that waiting music is the pits.

I can’t see a general physician because the Covered California under the Affordable Care Act doesn’t have their Act together!

How can myself along with many others remedy this situation? What’s to be done?

I’m sure there are people out there in a more dire need to seek a physician than myself; how are we taking care of them? California, get your act together and please take care of the people within your borders or you’ll find you don’t have any people left to screw around.

~I know this goes further than just CA, but since I don’t live in those states I’d like to stick with what I know and what I am personally experiencing . If you live in another state and are feeling the same anxiety feel free to write a comment.

Stay healthy people!!!!

“covered” California website

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Who knew about the Venice Canals in CA?

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Was it just me or did it take a few years before stumbling upon the Venice Canals in Venice, CA?
When I heard people talking about it I thought it was a joke, because I am quite gullible, however they do exist!

My dear friend and I went exploring there yesterday ( she has never been and has lived here quite a while), and I thought I would post this question:

Who has been to the Venice Canals, and how long did you live in LA before you saw it?
Also, I want to know more secret wonders hidden in the vast city we call Los Angeles!
Please comment below, and let me know your favorite places to escape to or explore!

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This last picture is driving away from the Canals ..I know it’s not really apart of the canal experience, but goodness what a view!

Interesting morning

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Last Saturday, my friend, Luke and I decided to do a hike I have wanted to do for almost five years; the hike to the cross.

Right off the 101 highway and Highland is a cross that stands majestic over the Ford Theater. It was today that I would conquer that hike.

Luckily for us, there was no sign nor path leading us to the cross, and it had rained the day before. This made climbing up mud a delight! Once we realized it was best to run up the hill before the mud dropped from under our feet, the path from one hill to the next became slightly less stressful. We then jogged to the cross! As many things are in life, the cross wasn’t as happy to see us as I had thought. Years of homeless men dwelling in its shade and angry preteens graffiti-ing its base had taken its toll on the old thing, however I finally reached the cross I had hoped to hike to after all these years (plus we got some pretty nice pictures).

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