Monday, September 21, 2009

Perhaps a Revision Is In Order

I wanted to share this story on NPR on my way to work this morning.

I have decent insurance at the moment, but it costs me $400/month in premiums just for the privilege of paying close to another $250/month just in copays for all of the fabulous accessories I need to stay alive. I tried last year to change my plan to something more suited to my needs, but was denied for every other plan I applied for because of my (gasp!) pre-existing condition.

Please contact your local congresspeople and tell them you support healthcare reform.

We can do better than this.


  1. Jesse, You may qualify for a state medical assistance called Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD). I would highly recommend it. If you qualify, EVERYTHING is covered. You have to call your county assistance office.


  2. Thanks for the tip. I did look into this awhile back, and it seems diabetes isn't considered a disability until/if you suffer from a complication like kidney disease, neuropathy, etc.

  3. also, of course, i make too much money!

  4. AGREE !!!
    I also wonder if you could just use our address and we will say you are a MA citizen, as we take care of our own up here.