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ckkatz  Jul 23, 2016 • 8:18:53pm

Words fail me. G-d bless you.

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CleverToad  Jul 24, 2016 • 5:22:11am

Righteous rant.
More power to you, and to all you’ve survived. So glad for that your son the new treatments were there, and that the hardships paid off.

I used to work for a COBRA administrator, with unemployed people shelling out up to $2000 a month for family coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Trying to help people who were in the hospital, knowing that if they couldn’t squeeze out a payment from somewhere, that bill would run into the many thousands. Helping people who wouldn’t have made it without the COBRA subsidies and extended coverage provided by ARRA, the first stimulus bill in 2009 before they got ACA through. It was life and death for too many, painful financial hardships for most. I would take a bet that none of the current clean-conscience folks have ever manned those phones.

Even now, my nephew is facing something similar, if not life-threatening — he needs treatment for kerataconus to save what they can of his eyesight. It’s a new enough procedure in this country to give the insurance company an excuse not to cover it: ‘experimental’, ‘not in this plan.’ He’s been working overtime for months to save up the $9K needed and cover his bills while he’s off work, and that’s with a job with ‘full benefits’ and short-term disability.

We have a long way to go to improve on the ACA. We most certainly cannot afford any steps backwards on that road.

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CuriousLurker  Jul 24, 2016 • 7:31:01pm

OMG, how did I miss this? So glad I saw Charles’ tweet.

I’m speechless… just… {{{{nines09}}}}

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Charles Johnson  Jul 24, 2016 • 7:40:14pm

Donald and Ivanka stressing over the teleprompters. LOL.

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Franklin  Jul 25, 2016 • 11:20:57am

re: #3 CuriousLurker

OMG, how did I miss this? So glad I saw Charles’ tweet.

I’m speechless… just… {{{{nines09}}}}

DITTO DITTO DITTO.


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