I know what you're thinking, another Obamacare story. But this one is different, I swear. Stay with me here. No matter what you think about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), we can all agree that people should have access to affordable health care, right?
Battling insurance corporations who do not want to pay for that $8,000 a month chemotherapy drug you need to survive while you are also battling cancer, is tremendously taxing. Here are a few very basic tips I learned through my own struggles with illness and insurance.
Still stigmatized in our culture, mental health care is so tightly controlled by insurers that great numbers of people are denied treatment by corporate gatekeepers who, using the vague but official-sounding term "medical necessity," deem it not worthy of payment.
There's no end in sight for how high Anthem's premium increases can go. As if this isn't bad enough, its parent company has made billions, on the backs of all of us who can't afford to be without health insurance. This is shameful, disgraceful and immoral.
Poor Evan. His wife was pocketing a million plus a year from health care boards and in the good old days, no one would have known, but now, it's just so sad, people think that that is somehow buying a senator.