I agree with the article that something has to be done with our health care system and health care insurance coverage.
I am a 55 year old woman, picture of health, athletic, works out daily, size 6-8, eats healthy, I do not smoke and very health oriented.
At the age of 32 I had my first pacemaker, yes my first. I was teaching aerobics 2 weeks later. At the age of 39 I had my second pacemaker. Still exercising .... at the age of 46 I had my third pacemaker, still exercising .... at the age of 50 I had an electrophysiology study with a heart ablation, still exercising.
My health insurance nightmares began in 1986 with the first pacemaker. They refused to cover me. why?? No reason. I had to hire a lawyer and fight. They paid.
Second pacemaker, same insurance, same thing, was not going to pay. Why? No reason. This time I copied my letter from my lawyer seven years prior and they paid.
Third pacemaker, you know the story...
Heart ablation, same thing, same story!!!
I have insurance but it is at a premium of $2,900.00 quarterly with a $7,500.00 deductible!
My husband and I are self-employed. Our business is home remodeling. It is a struggle to pay the premium quarterly with the economy the way it is now. You have to keep the coverage because if you are hospitalized and don't have insurance you're put in the back room to die. These hospitals are just a big corporation looking to make money.
The politicians talk it up while campaigning but after elections are over you never hear about the health insurance plans anymore.
Hopefully when I'm able to collect Medicare there will be a Medicare system still in place.
Thanks for your time and I really enjoy your articles.