I have been an Interstitial Cystitis (IC) patient since 2002. Since then I also developed a rare lung disease and had a life saving Lung Transplant (Nov. 2014). I decided to create this blog to share my journey through IC and Transplant and hopefully help others as they deal with either IC or Transplant. This is meant to be a place of support, information & encouragement.
Monday, November 5, 2012
LIFE IS A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION!
Life is a Pre-Existing Condition by Mike McCready of Pearl Jam!
If you are following my blog, you are likely an IC Patient and perhaps even suffer from other associated conditions. If that is the case, you may have been, or will be at some time in the future, denied health care coverage due to one of these "Pre-Existing" Conditions. Imagine the day you find out your insurance company decides to cancel your coverage because of your IC? That is a REAL possibility if Romney/Ryan win the election. They have vowed on their first day in office to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which prevents insurance companies from doing this anymore. Denial of coverage due to a pre-existing condition is prohibited under the Affordable Care Act; Recission (the canceling of your coverage due to a medical condition) is also illegal under the Affordable Care Act. If your IC has put you in a position to file for Disability or, like me, are already on SSDI from your IC, that is also in danger, as Romney/Ryan want to dismantle Social Security & Medicare. If you are facing any of these issues, and you believe it's wrong for insurance companies to have control over your health care; if you believe you have worked your entire life and should have access to the safety net of Social Security and Medicare because you paid into and now you need it, then you need to vote for President Obama!