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  •  I will NEVER forget (13+ / 0-)

    the night the bill passed.  I was picking up my beautiful niece, Kate, at National Airport that night -- she was returning from home after break to her freshman year at George Washington University.  Kate was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was just 16 months old.  I cannot tell you -- or tell anyone, actually -- how courageous and wonderful she is. 10,000 needles by the time she was 10.  Now, a pump, inserted into her abdomen, which she must change every week.  I won't mention the other challenges . . . or the fact that this brave, beautiful girl has faced them every day with such heart.  That night, I picked her up at the airport and got to tell her that she didn't need to worry any longer about aging off her parents' good insurance plan -- that she could stay on it until she was 26 and by that time, she would still be able to get health insurance because it couldn't be denied as a result of her "pre-existing" condition.  

    Kate's parents are well off, but I have always saved in a special fund ear-marked for her for her health care, just in case . . . saved for 20 years.

    Shame on those awful, despicable people who would deny her the basic health care she needs for a good life.  HOW DARE THEY!

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    by noweasels on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 07:27:33 PM PDT

    •  Thank you, dear Joan (3+ / 0-)
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      I am just sobbing, thinking about Kate.

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      by noweasels on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 07:40:53 PM PDT

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    •  I would like to think, and I am pretty sure I (3+ / 0-)
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      am right, that the foundations laid in the HCR Bill will mean that no longer will

      Kate's parents are well off, but I have always saved in a special fund ear-marked for her for her health care, just in case . . . saved for 20 years.

      someone have to do such an act ( and truly a wonderful one at that ).

      People should be rightly concerned with their health --- but not the administration or level of the care of that health when required. And that their hard earned money circulates through the economy as it should, as opposed to being funneled into already bulging vaults.

      The bill was not a be all and end all. But it is a good foundation that will only get stronger. In spite of right wing blather it has it's own momentum.

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 07:46:24 PM PDT

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    •  oh, the fix is in for that (1+ / 0-)
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      Shame on those awful, despicable people who would deny her the basic health care she needs for a good life.  HOW DARE THEY!

      Health insurers will just stop covering kids completely, problem solved.

      ThAnswr "If the administration can't fight for it's friends, don't expect us to fight their enemies."

      by Uberbah on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 10:44:03 PM PDT

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