So the health insurance saga continues. It has been almost three weeks since I haven’t had insurance. I’ve contacted the White House, the governor, my congressman, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Joint Commission on Health Care Organizations, plus many more organizations that I don’t have time to mention.
So the hospital dropped me from the waiting list for a kidney transplant because I don’t have insurance. It’s like an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm only not that funny. Whatever can go wrong will.
I even faxed a bunch of documents today and the fax said it went through and the recipient says they didn’t get it. Same with scanned and emailed PDF documents.
As for the “Medical non-compliance” part, they claim that I should be on dialysis by now, though I can’t get on it without insurance. It’s just a way to drop me once my insurance terminated.
One thing is clear — the Obama health care plan didn’t go far enough. The law made it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions…starting in 2014.
In Maryland, there is a new law that states that you can’t talk on the phone while driving. What if they said, “Here’s the new law…but it doesn’t go into effect until 2014.” At some point a law was also put in place that required people in cars to wear seat belts. What if they said the law doesn’t go into effect for another four years?
I’ve spent the last two weeks working on this and there’s no end in sight.
It’s just typical how people will kick you when you’re down. It’s not, “What can I do to help you get health insurance back?” it’s, “Oh, you lost your insurance? We have to let you go.” It’s amazing how fast they cut me loose. It’s like an athlete having an injury, so he’s temporarily no longer any good to the team, so he gets cut.