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  •  Joan - Could be? (9+ / 0-)

    It is a certainty.

    Diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 12. It is a certainty that NO Insurance company will be offerring me any coverage without a government MANDATE. I have been uninsurable for forty-six years, and without the ACA there was no prospect for insurance in my lifetime.

    I know. I have tried...

    Today's GOP is living proof that evolution does not uniformly occur across species.

    by Glass Navel on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 08:56:16 AM PDT

    •  Have you had to manage your diabetes (1+ / 0-)
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      ...your whole life -- paying for everything out of your pocket?


      "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" -- Robert Browning

      by Pluto on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:26:55 AM PDT

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      •  As Long As I Had An Employer, No, But... (2+ / 0-)
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        Paying full-price for insulin and glucose test strips kicked-in four years ago now. Can I say I am now living in my sister's basement after a walking-while-diabetic accident shattered my femur. Having a pre-existing  medical condition makes every day a new adventure in living in America - one I would not recomend for anyone.

        Today's GOP is living proof that evolution does not uniformly occur across species.

        by Glass Navel on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:47:47 AM PDT

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        •  Omigod. (1+ / 0-)
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          I was worried about that. Do you have to wait until 2014 to get help?


          "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" -- Robert Browning

          by Pluto on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:51:28 AM PDT

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          •  Thank the Gods Sis Lives In Minnesota... (1+ / 0-)
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            Minnesota recently passed a state law easing qualification for state health insurance assistance. It really matters. Minnesota has already issued me an insurance card that gets insulin and glucose test strips AT NO CO-PAY! After my fall and injury, to return to a state that provides that kind of coverage is the only thing keeping me alive, aside from my sister buying groceries while my leg mends around the new steel rod holding the bone fragments together. My former home state of Oregon had no such coverage available...

            It really depends on where you live, as nyceve points out in her diary on getting coverage.

            It should not be this way. National health coverage needs to be cradle to grave, single payer, and available to all...

            Today's GOP is living proof that evolution does not uniformly occur across species.

            by Glass Navel on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:17:27 AM PDT

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            •  It makes you think about (1+ / 0-)
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              ...the folks who have no family support in this country.


              "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" -- Robert Browning

              by Pluto on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 11:23:21 AM PDT

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