Do you know what you're fighting for? Domestic Abuse as Pre-existing condition

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    .... and other, gender-related insurance issues that should give many at least a pause between anti health-care reform protests. Read and weep.


    ISS - Domestic violence a 'pre-existing condition' for insurers in some states

     
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    Now that is sick but unsurprising.
     
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    No fucking shit. I can't believe Americans - with their roots in just and righteous revolution - let this go on. Masochistic much?

    When I lived in ATL, I wanted to get health insurance - I was 22 at the time and realized I'd have to pay for my insurance monthly more than my at the time 33 year old boyfriend. WTF. Discrimination anyone?
     
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    That is truly heinous.
     
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    Insurance companies main concern is not the welfare of their customers. Their profit is the only motivating factor. Any risk at all is not worth taking on. And the idea that we need more insurance companies to compete against each other doesn't play out well either, as it would just increase administrative costs for doctors and hospitals with even more plans to deal with.
     
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    Exactemundo.
     
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    why am I not surprised?
     
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    I have also heard that if you have sports injuries say from high school it can be considered pre exisiting.
    So someone like me who has developed arthritis in their ankle from the many sprained ankles from basketball is screwed.
     
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    Because you've grown used to it over the years.

    Many people from Western European countries consider this to be tantamount to crimes against humanity. In some cases it really is.

    The grass is green and a pregnant woman dare not even think of applying for health insurance (in the U.S.A.).

    It makes me sick.

    Is the U.S.A. the home of the willingly ass-fucked by insurance companies? Or will we see a rise in self-respect and compassion towards the less fortunate of us?

    This shall be seen ...
     
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    Now that we've waded through all the cons of other countries' health care systems, why don't we slush through some of the current US health care system's misgivings. I see that almost 50 have viewed the topic, yet only 5 contributed a comment.

    Avoiding, ignoring, or scared to comment? Is the reality too harsh on your little sensibilities?

    Where are all the defenders of for-profit private health insurance companies? Did cat catch their tongue?

    Typical ...
     

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