A few people have posted about this, but I thought I’d share with you. SEIU (Service Employees International Union) posted on Friday that “Insurance companies have used the excuse of “pre-existing conditions” to deny coverage to countless Americans.”
I remember hearing about this before, but had conveniently forgotten it due to the fact, that as with many things, I’m privileged enough to not have been in a DV relationship, and that kind of privilege can lead people to ignore the very real discrimination going on against others who aren’t as privileged.
Bottom line folks – I’ll say it again. Speak up. If not for you, for someone else. Let the insurance companies, doctors offices, hospitals, politicians, friends, family, etc. know how you feel about health care in America. If you have a specific issue with your health care, your coverage, your condition, write it out and send it to all of the above. Use social networking tools to get the word out. Corporations get away with this stuff, in part, because WE let them get away with it. If you sit back and say, “this doesn’t impact me,” and stay silent until it does, when the time comes, it may be too late for you.