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On healthcare

I got my back-MRI results today. (Herniated disc, as expected.) The doctor showed me the images of my insides. That was pretty cool, so I wanted a copy of the images. They’re just TIFFs. But they won’t just print out the images.

I have to go to the Medical Records department, which was closed for the day (at 5:30), to request a copy. I can’t do this by phone or fax because I have to prove my identity in person. This is a precursor to the actual release, which is a complex set of forms that result in myself granting permission to release the pictures of myself to myself.

They can’t, of course, just email them to me.