When Insurance Holds People Hostage…

May 10, 2009 at 11:40 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

What if dating people aren’t ready for marriage, one has good insurance and the other gets gravely ill…they have to consider marrying for that spouse to get help (eventually after the preexisting condition waiting period is over…)

How many people can’t do what they’re good at, but stay at a job that isn’t a good fit because that’s where the benefits come through?

What would happen if we had our own insurance and could work at something we were good at?

And single payor isn’t exempt from ‘hostage taking’ much as I support it.

Couples have had to divorce, so that one spouse’s income didn’t prevent the other from getting life saving hospital care under Medicaid.

(A close family member had to go through this, and chose not to divorce, thus leaving a huge debt behind…)

Potential or present illness should not hold people hostage…

But it does

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