Question on forms annoys me.

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by Cruzinchris, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Cruzinchris

    Cruzinchris Pre-Flight

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    On the FAA 8700-2 Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (04-17):

    Section 18. Mark “Yes” if you have ANY TIME in your life. I especially take exception to question “t.” Rejection for life or health insurance. I’ve seen this question on older FAA Medical Forms too.

    Yes, I have had an insurance clerk reject me for health insurance. I was 60+ years old in great health. They cherry picked one blood pressure test from my record that was 130 over 90 and called me pre-hypertensive and denied my application.

    I hate marking Yes for that and end up explaining it on every future application I make.

    The FAA has gone too far with that question.
     
  2. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

    Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe Touchdown! Greaser!

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    That's the whole point.
    If they didn't have random stuff to review / deny / request more information / etc., then it would be harder to justify the size of the bureaucracy
     
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    bbchien Touchdown! Greaser!

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    it's really there for "denied insurance for cocaine abuse", which might not show up any other way. I can kinda see their point of view.