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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Lu ~ @masmom

Wow, SO frustrating and maddening. My SIL has private insurance b/c she is single and we have a small family business. You know that they won't cover her asthma meds b/c it is pre-existing. She was BORN with it, so no kidding. It is UN-REAL what these companies get away with. I really don't know what a good solution is, but I do know companies like that should be regulated.

Jennifer Allynn

Wow, this is great. Seriously, one of the major newspapers should reprint it. You hit the nail on the head, exactly. Can I please reprint it? I've been putting a post together in my own head about the healthcare debate, and would love to quote it. We are in a very similar boat to yours. Again, thanks for posting this...it's great.

Lisa

Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting such a personal spin on the argument for health care/health insurance reform. The simple fact of the matter is that we need a system that will cover people that share your set of circumstances. We have "good" health insurance through my husband's employer but we pay a big premium and then co-pays for meds, docs visits (with a 200% increase in cost to us in the past four years), and a percentage of most procedures. Rarely do we know what our share of the cost is going to be until AFTER the procedure - great for budget planning, huh? We have no dental coverage, no vision coverage and very limited mental health coverage. There was no coverage at all for Brayden's speech therapy. Is it better than having no insurance? Absolutely. But every year our premium and co-pays go up but our benefits and services are reduced.

I hope our elected officials find a place for you in health care reform. You sound like the perfect candidate for a public option (and no, this is not socialized medicine!).

Tanya

Great post!

Angella

Oh, wow.

Here, in Canada, we pay a family rate of $108 a month. Every. Single. Person. In. Canada. is under the plan (It's the law) and your premiums are reduced all the way down to NOTHING if you make little or no income.

Every Doctor's appointment, baby delivery, anything NON-ELECTIVE is covered.

And if you have fertility issues? Your family doctor writes you a referral and all of the tests/procedures/etc. ARE COVERED.

I could go on and on...I just don't see how anyone can argue that universal health care is a bad thing.

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