Skip to comments.You Also Can't Keep Your Doctor (Now I worry how long I'll live.)
Posted on 11/03/2013 5:53:04 PM PST by Hojczyk
I had great cancer doctors and health insurance.My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live.
Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers.
My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.
My choice is to get coverage through the government health exchange and lose access to my cancer doctors, or pay much more for insurance outside the exchange (the quotes average 40% to 50% more) for the privilege of starting over with an unfamiliar insurance company and impaired benefits.
Since March 2007 United Healthcare has paid $1.2 million to help keep me alive, and it has never once questioned any treatment or procedure recommended by my medical team. The company pays a fair price to the doctors and hospitals, on time, and is responsive to the emergency treatment requirements of late-stage cancer. Its caring people in the claims office have been readily available to talk to me and my providers.
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Obama’s war on women.
this is a disgrace to our country. God help us!
Probably just a whiney old white guy who needs to be replaced by one of ObaMao's people . . .
I already have told my best friend, if I get sick I am going to die because what passes for health care these days isn’t. Having your body filled with poisons, lungs and organs chopped up.......just give me pain management and let me out.
Who did you vote for, Mr Sundby?
better get another one while you are insured, if you wait you will be toast
The LIC (Liar In Chief) speaks.
This person will now die, and be called “collateral damage”.
How tragic. Words fail.
Yep. Ms. Sundby needs only run out to where the money tree grows and grab a handful to pay for all of the coverage which ObaMao deems essential, even if she will never use stuff like birth control, mental health and unlimited treatments for substance abuse.
The blood is on the Democrats.
We tried to stop it.
For once O hasn't lied: Obama: Im Really Good At Killing People
- Kathleen Sebelius
Maybe Little Eddie should have been paying more attention to politics about 5 years ago.
The cancer victim should ‘convert to islam.’
Obamatollah would fund their treatment from his al-Qaeda slush fund.
“You would think it would be simple to find a health-exchange plan that allows me, living in San Diego, to continue to see my primary oncologist at Stanford University and my primary care doctors at the University of California, San Diego. Not so. UCSD has agreed to accept only one Covered California plana very restrictive Anthem EPO Plan”
So even an academic, government financed, non-profit entity, will not accept plans that do not allow their institution to make, you guessed it, a profit. Those institutions will be reserved for the elite pols, the wealthy, and for, at least now, Medicaid, and illegal aliens that qualify for Medicaid.
This poor man will have to find some way to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Perhaps he can renounce his citizenship and perfect a Spanish accent.