The medical mess we are all caught up in. The modern medical experience continues to flow toward discovery, the discovery that it’s becoming a sad adventure for most people. Medicare Advantage is a highway robbery contract designed to steal from older citizens. Emergency rooms ask now for only three things; name, date of birth, and insurance coverage that can be instantly checked. Doctor’s offices, when called for an appointment, have staff who basically ask for the same information and then put you on hold to check the insurance before you can even get an appointment. Some, like a local podiatrist who shall remain nameless, located over there by the BP on Highway 50 near Walgreens, won’t book an appointment with anyone who has any kind of governmental insurance. No Medicare, no community care with the Veterans Administration, and no Badger care either. Bring cash and lots of it.