A victims choice: Risk Aids or health care insurance

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JL - posted on 10/23/2009




If I had to go and find private health insurance (which I don't thankfully because I have a government contracted insurance provider) I am afraid that I would be screwed seeing how I had 2 complicated pregancies that ended in emergency C-sections, blood transfusions, and repairing of a torn uterus and a damaged bladder. I would probably be considered as having "pre-existing conditions" especially when you take into account that a number of the insurance agencies already do consider a previous child birth as a "pre-existing condition."

While women are getting screwed over by insurance companies at a higher rate men are also having difficulty with issues like post traumatic stress. Soldiers who get out of the military and have been deployed and are experiencing PTS are having issues with getting private insurance which is why some veterans associations are fighting so hard for a public option or to at least for better government benefits for discharged and retired soldiers dealing with PTS. Thankfully the Obama administration is working hard on behalf of our veterans passing bills that extend better benefits something that has not been done in a decade.

Mary - posted on 10/23/2009




This entire "pre-existing condition" bullshit has gotten out of hand. By the time most of us hit 30, we will have SOMETHING that could be construed as a pre-existing condition. It seems that insurance companies are becoming more and more ludicrous in what they are saying qualifies as one. Pretty soon, anyone who has had a vaginal birth or two will be denied coverage...after all, this could be considered a pre-existing condition that puts you at risk for urinary incontinence and the need for a bladder suspension later in life! Not to mention the fact that, in the absence of IVF, it proves that you are/were sexually active, and therefore at risk for STD's.

Esther - posted on 10/23/2009




It is just shameful. I don't know how these people can live with themselves. Honestly.

Jodi - posted on 10/22/2009




I don't understand why the insurance company couldn't give her health insurance, with the development of AIDS being an exception to the coverage, etc (preexisting conditions). For instance, my dad had cancer when he was in his 40s. He has been in remission now for over 20 years. But he cannot get life insurance to cover him for cancer. But it will cover him in the event of anything else.

Natalie - posted on 10/22/2009




Just disgusting. Why is anyone still defending big insurance companies? It's clear that they have abandoned their purpose of making healthcare available to people who need it in favor of profit. Reform now!

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