How the Affordable Care Act Failed Me

I was a staunch supporter of the Affordable Care Act.  I loved the immense possibilities of providing healthcare to everyone.  It wasn’t a one-payer system but the prospect of everyone having health insurance made me giddy.  As a patient advocate, I had visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in my head. I am afraid my…

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The Healthcare Exchange: A Distraction from Our Broken System

The launch of the healthcare exchange site was a disaster.  I admit I was surprised it was such a flop.  The dismal start has fueled the fires of the many Republicans to increase the rhetoric against the new healthcare law. A rhetoric that distracts from the fact that our healthcare system is broken and not…

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Ten Days Of A Wish For Changes in The Healthcare System:Day 1

No Pre Existing Conditions. No more being penalized for being human. This is what pre existing conditions means to me.  Humans get sick even when all preventive measures are taken.  How can we control our DNA? Why has an insurance company been given the power to decide what constitutes a pre existing condition? Each insurance…

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