When I told the woman on the phone all my id numbers and information, she informed me that based on my circumstances I wasn't required to pick an HMO at all. That I could just ride along on the general medicaid system which is much better. That sounded spiffy to me so I said I would much rather go with that. I was then informed that if I didn't pick an HMO though, they would pick one for me. Eh, come again?
It seems that despite the fact that I'm allowed to not have a HMO, I must first, however, pick a HMO and then tell them after I'm enrolled that I don't want a HMO. Seems a bit roundabout to me, not to mention that according to the woman on the phone it takes 30-40 days to add and then 30-40 more days to remove you from a HMO. So basically 60-80 days to resolve a pointless pain in the ass that only serves to annoy me. I can only assume that signing up for a HMO gives the government a kickback or somehow benefits them financially because I can't figure out why these obnoxious hurdles would be there.
In the end, it doesn't mater anyway. I haven't seen a doctor in over 9 months a this point and I don't feel any need to do so. There's never any good news and I hate doctors in general. About all I do require are some incredibly cheap prescription medications. You'd think my goal in life was to save the system money.