As time passes I become more and more frustrated with the health care system in the U.S.
Recently I found out that my 18 year old pregnant daughter is facing open heart surgery. On top of the emotional shock and drain this is causing on her and me, the amount of “stuff” she is going through with doctors and insurance is unbelievable. Because she is 18 and not in school, she was just informed the other day that she would not be covered on her dad’s insurance. She turned 18 in December and was told (again just the other day) that not only would she not be covered, but all doctor’s bills that this insurance company had paid would be billed to her to have to pay. This will amount to thousands of dollars.
She is pregnant with no job and now newly diagnosed heart disease.
We are going to see if her state insurance (which served as her secondary insurance as a pregnant teen) will cover those bills, but who knows……
To put it bluntly: Health Care in the U.S. sucks.
One of the many reasons I am a member of the Green Party is because of its position on health care, particularly the section on Universal Health Care. I strongly advocate this position which promotes a single payer health care system and where everyone receives health care, a basic human right.
I have joined a LJ support community which I hope will help further my understanding of heart disease and what others with similar issues endure in the treatment process.