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  •  Thank you for the well wishes, but... (11+ / 0-)

    Thank you for the well wishes, but we're no longer together. When we got married, I had been in a serious car wreck in the year before, and wound up being disabled for nearly 3 years while the insurance companies invented new ways to deny me the coverage I had already paid them for. For a long while, I couldn't even physically go to college and handle the pain or temporary paralysis that would spring up at any time. (cervical spine, shoulder, knee and hip injuries which I was very fortunate to all but fully recovered from. My surgeon and physical therapists were amazing!) It became too much financial stress and drama for us to withstand (we both had to declare bankruptcy due to 6 figure medical bills, etc), and we divorced in 2003.

    However, she is happily married and has two children with her husband, and I am happily engaged to a woman I'll be marrying sometime next year. So it all worked out in the end. :)

    Oh and btw... I was a Republican at the time... And no, I didn't vote for Bush. By the time 2004 came, I was IND and have voted straight Dem in protest of the Republican's destructive policies ever since.

    "We see things not as they are, but as we are." - John Milton

    by Jasonhouse on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 02:23:25 PM PDT

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    •  I am sorry about your suffering (1+ / 0-)
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      but now, with the ACA, you would have an Ombudsman in your state to help with problems with insurance corps. That would have saved you a shit load of stress. And maybe the insurance would have covered more.

      Good luck to you moving on.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 04:25:21 AM PDT

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      •  ACA is a huge relief for me. (0+ / 0-)

        Part of my process involved being declared 23% disabled by the settlement of my injury claim, due to the lingering effects of my neck injury. (my spinal cord was compressed to just short of the breaking point. I still get sporadic issues with tingling, numbness and loss of strength in my extremities, especially my feet)

        You can guess what kind of price the insurers like to quote me.

        Mind you, the car wreck that caused all of this was 100% the other person's fault. It was a kid driving a stick, and he stalled/lurched the car into my path while trying to stop to turn across my path, resulting in an oblique head-on collision.

        Has always been frustrating to me that I deal with the consequences of something that I had absolutely no contribution to causing. That the insurers did everything they could to make my life a living hell just added to it (for example, they couriered me the money for my totaled car on the very last day by law that they could do so (729th day)... And I had to sue for car rental reimbursement and the value of aftermarket components installed in the car which were stipulated in the insurance policy. (took nearly 4 years to receive those monies)

        "We see things not as they are, but as we are." - John Milton

        by Jasonhouse on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 11:21:54 AM PDT

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