I’ve often heard about insurance companies giving people the shaft, but never experienced it first hand… until NOW. Five months ago when my wife had her first knee replacement surgery, she was in the hospital for 4 days and an in-patient rehab for 2 weeks. She had no complications other than recovering from the surgery itself and rehabbing the knee. After excellent care, she was able to leave the rehab walking with the assistance of only a cain. Fast forward five months and another knee replacement later… Surgery, once again went well; but while in the same rehab facility she was diagnosed with pneumonia, and wasn’t able to start rehabbing the knee until she was in the facility for about 3 days. 6 days into her rehab stay we’re notified that she’s being discharged the next day – after only a 1 week stay! The rehab medical staff and social worker clearly told our insurance company that she’s not ready to be discharged. She can barely walk with the assistance of a walker, and her lungs are still not clear. Insurance company’s response: “We’ll pay for her to use a walker at home.” How does this make sense? Thanks for letting me vent.