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  •  Too true, as I know all too well. (5+ / 0-)
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    Need a McIndoe thanks to Mullerian agenesis?  Nope, pre-existing condition, we won't cover it.  That's what my mom was told when she started working on getting me my surgery in 1975.  Didn't matter that it was a birth defect.

    Bastards.  Nothing ever changes.

    "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

    by Noor B on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 08:11:12 PM PDT

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    •  a bit of research shows that... (3+ / 0-)
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      swampyankee, ER Doc, rserven

      .... what you're talking about is constructive/reconstructive surgery for a congenital condition whereby the female reproductive system develops incompletely before birth.  

      And the name McIndoe refers to a military surgeon in WW2 who developed new reconstructive surgical techniques for treating service members who suffered grievous injuries in combat.  His methods also included measures to promote community solidarity and pride by service members who would otherwise have felt dreadfully isolated due to the nature of their injuries.  

      So presumably the insurance vampires believe they can exclude congenital conditions from coverage?  So a woman is in the hospital, gives birth, the baby has some condition that requires immediate surgery to save its life, and the doctors have to get on the phone and frantically beg some lawsuit-proof bureaucrat for permission.

      And those are the monsters we're supposed to be "mandated" to do business with, and that a small army of fellow Democrats around here are cheering for.  Words hardly do justice, but "disgusting" is a mild one to start with.

      Good to hear that you eventually got surgery despite the best effort of the monsters to deny it.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 01:15:06 AM PDT

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