Thursday, January 12, 2017

It Doesn't Matter If You're Red Or Blue, Pre-Existing Conditions Don't Care

It doesn’t matter if you sit on the red side of the fence or the blue - pre-existing conditions don’t care. 

It doesn’t made if you’re a Democrat, Independent, or Republican - pre-existing conditions don’t care. 

Do you have a broad interpretation of The Constitution or a narrow one?  
Doesn't matter, pre-existing conditions don’t care. 
But here's the thing, insurance companies do - and thanks to the Senate voting to repeal ACA, soon insurance companies will be able to deny you and your pre-existing condition(s). 

If you have a diabetes... or a heart condition, a leaky gut, thyroid issues, blood disorders, cancer - If you have ANY health condition, you may soon be penalized and punished for it, because at 1:30 this morning, 51 Senators agreed to repeal ADA and the pre-existing condition clause was put back on the table.

And if you don’t have a pre-existing condition? 
A. Good luck with that - genetics and age have away of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. 
B. If you fall into any of the following categories - your lives will be changed for the worse: 
  1. Pre-existing conditions
  2. You have young children on CHIP
  3. You have young adult offspring currently on your health insurance plan
  4. Take birth control meds (WOMEN)
  5. If you get your insurance through your employer, the same rules (and more,) all the new will apply to you, too.
 Insurance companies will, if ACA is successfully repealed, be able to deny you or your loved ones insurance coverage for all of the above. 

Best case scenario, they will do what they did before ACA, make you wait a year before they agreed to pay for anything having to do with your pre-existing condition. 
Every drop of insulin, every cholesterol pill, every viagra pill, or chemotherapy treatment will come out of your pocket. 

Worse case scenario. They can legally refuse to cover you because you have a pre-existing condition. 

We have individual voices, and collectively they can are powerful – we must use them to protect ourselves and others living with pre-existing conditions!

Click HERE and "ACT" now to protect every single person living with diabetes and other pre-existing condition in the United States: 

DiabetesPAC makes it incredibly easy for you to email your Reps directly from the above link
DPAC provide a letter template with space for you to tell your own story – and as long as you know your ZIP Code, your email goes directly into your Reps inbox with the click of a button.

Also, pick up the phone and call (and tweet) your reps in the Senate and Congress, NOW and tell them how you feel about bringing back the pre-existing conditions clause, the repeal of ACA and all that we stand to lose.

 We have a hell of a fight ahead of us and #WeAreInThisTogether!

1 comment:

Rick Phillips said...

For me, the worst issue with repeal (all of them are bad) is the effect on women's health. I cannot fathom the rollbacks in this area and the unreal impact on the fabric of American life.