Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beaten By Your Man And Other Ways To Lose Your Insurance Plans

Beaten By Your Man And Other Ways To Lose Your Insurance Plans

You really have to love the insurance companies. It's no wonder that they were featured in SAW VI as the victim that you really couldn't give a fuck about them dying. They are all truly the classiest of the classy bunch, I must say. I have no sympathy for those fuckers. Especially when they can claim that Domestic Violence is now considered a pre-existing condition..
In DC and nine other states, including Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming, insurance companies have gone too far, claiming that "domestic violence victim" is also a pre-existing condition.
Best.Healthcare.In.The.World! I know I'll be labeled a terrorist but it needs to be said "Death To America". I should smack America and then no one will have insurance. Just think about it. One call from your emotionally unstable girlfriend to the cops and your health insurance is gone! You now have to be careful how you handle those domestic disputes.

Just think about how this would undermine the traditional family because spousal abuse could no longer be denied coverage as a pre-existing condition

It turns out that in eight states, plus the District of Columbia, getting beaten up by your spouse is a pre-existing condition.

Under the cold logic of the insurance industry, it makes perfect sense: If you are in a marriage with someone who has beaten you in the past, you're more likely to get beaten again than the average person and are therefore more expensive to insure.

In human terms, it's a second punishment for a victim of domestic violence.

In 1994, then-Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), now a member of Senate leadership, had his staff survey 16 insurance companies. He found that eight would not write health, life or disability policies for women who have been abused. In 1995, the Boston Globe found that Nationwide, Allstate, State Farm, Aetna, Metropolitan Life, The Equitable Companies, First Colony Life, The Prudential and the Principal Financial Group had all either canceled or denied coverage to women who'd been beaten.
It's really amazing how I can want to really hurt Health Care providers after all these news.. well, it should be said that it's a wonder that any of them can make it to their car each day without getting beaten with bats and other such weapons. I mean, seriously, look at this shit.

Then again, maybe you just lost your job and your spouse has cancer. What will you do then? If you're like the people in this next story, you join the armed forces!

Actually, I'm not going to quote the story. It's way too long to just block quote, but it's the story of a guy who was laid off in March from the chemical plant where he worked, and after 6 months of not being able to find work, he has enlisted in the army so his wife's medical insurance doesn't run out and she can keep getting chemotherapy.

If I were you, I would await the follow up piece in February or so about him being killed by an IED and the army denying health care coverage to his widow.

Though, to be honest, if I was trying to be my evil self, I would say something along the lines of feeling towards this the same way as I would if this was a story about a bank robber having to commit crime to pay for his wife's health care. He is, after all, going out and killing others so his wife could go through chemo and potentially live a couple more years with a deadly disease.

There really has to be another way to go about all this. I mean, if this doesn't show you how fucked up our society is that a man has to go out and kill another culture in order for the government to cover his wife's health care, then I don't know what is.

What do I have to do to get some mother fucking health care in this system? Go out and kill a health care executive? Just remember ladies, if you get beaten up, it's a pre-existing condition. Let's sing altogether now....

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