My biggest fear and nightmare is not being able to afford my son’s treatment, sadly the sad and horrific stories on social media keep popping up. Will we ever be able to solve this issue?
"If you’re sick in the United States, one way or another, you’ll pay.
I learned this when, as a type 1 diabetic, I lost my health insurance not once, but twice.
The first time I lost my insurance was five years ago. I was a few years into paying more than $500 per month for my own coverage that I took with me from my corporate job before I started my career as a self-employed writer. Then one day this insurance company sent me a letter saying that in two weeks they were cancelling my policy. They didn’t give a reason. I guessed it might be because, in addition to being a diabetic, I had recently undergone an experimental islet cell transplant procedure to cure diabetes, which was apparently a faux pas if you want to keep your insurance. So I called my company (not to name names, but the first word of this company rhymes with Munited, and the second rhymes with StealthCare) and said, “Hey, you can’t do this.” They said, basically, “Yeah, we can.” I called the insurance regulators in the state where I live and they said, “That is an outrage! But, yeah they can do that.”
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