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Asking for help and now, able to get it.

Posted Apr 03 2010 3:06pm
One of the coolest things about the new health care reform law is the mandate that insurance companies can no longer discriminate against those of us with pre-exisiting conditions. Additionally, insurance companies can no longer drop coverage altogether mid-sickness—although I’m fairly certain there was a layer of Dante’s Inferno for that sort of sadistic stunt.

While I have always been lucky enough to have incredible coverage through my work plan, the nightmare of a life without a safety net is not lost on me and, again, one of the reasons I have so fervently supported health care reform. And many others agree: New law will provide coverage

“It's a huge step for this country to recognize that health insurance really is a right for its citizens—that it shouldn’t be a commodity that you buy if you can afford it,” said Horner-Ibler, who also is a Presbyterian minister.

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Theresa Skrzynski knows the trauma of not having health insurance. While dealing with Crohn's disease, she lost her coverage and went three months without it.
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