Monday, September 28, 2009

When "preexisting conditions" go too far...  

We know all too well the infamous "preexisting condition" debacle when it comes to health care coverage, which Obama's plan seeks to destroy. We hear horror stories of people being denied coverage for the most ridiculous of reasons, such as a woman with breast cancer who needed a mastectomy but was ultimately denied by her health care provider because she forgot to cite a case of acne.

It happens every day.

But... domestic violence as a "preexisting condition"? It's true. Women in Washington D.C., Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming are being denied health care coverage because they have been targets of abuse in the past.

This policy blatantly punishes women for the actions of their partners; actions which they had little or no control over. It truly confirms my belief that insurance companies lack hearts when they further complicate the lives of cancer patients, the elderly, and now domestic violence survivors.

Health care reform NOW. Seriously. I'm tired of this shit.

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