HMOs are great for people like me who rarely see a doctor. I get sick, I call them, they squeeze me in with someone in their big megacomplex and I get medicine within 48 hours. They offer inexpensive comprehensive care. Emergencies from accidents cost almost nothing after I get out of the hospital. I have heard HMOs really are the way to go... until something weird happens. Something weird has happened. I call them to get an appointment asap to look at something on my head that has all the signs of a melanoma. I am very concerned, it was very sudden. Literally overnight. I get a call back with an appointment THREE WEEKS out. Pimply faced kids who need some Proactiv are of the same priority as me. BULLSHIT. I called back and begged for something sooner, expressing my extreme concern for the sudden cancer-like growth. Nothing they can do. I have to cross my fingers and hope the doctor approves something out of the network to get anything sooner. Their in-network megacomplex appointment books are just too packed to get me in between all the itchy desert skin suffers and pimply kids. Nothing can be done. Now, wouldn't it be in their best interest to do everything in their power to CATCH CANCER EARLY?! IT SURE AS FUCK IS IN MY BEST INTEREST. I couldn't imagine a worse cancer for myself than fucking BRAIN CANCER that came from a fucking skin melanoma my fucking HMO couldn't be bothered to look at in a timely manner. Ok, freakout rant over for the moment. I am pretty effin upset and worried right now.