August 16, 2009 in Letters

Insurance didn’t help

The Spokesman-Review
 

My wife of 31 years and I, both Air Force veterans, have multiple sclerosis. We both had insurance through her employer until she joined me in the ranks of those too disabled to work.

We had long-term care through her insurance from her job but they refused to honor it, claiming MS isn’t disabling. Even our doctor couldn’t get them to change their position.

So instead of the insurance company shouldering their commitment, the government is forced to do it for them through Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Insurance should have accepted their lawful burden rather than push it on to the taxpayer in order to protect their profits.

It’s a tale not unique to us but one that’s repeated thousands of times across the U.S. It’s the status quo that hate radio, the bizarre birthers and deathers along with their violent thugs, are striving to protect. Their lies and fear generation are an authoritarianlike maneuver against diplomatic discourse which has served our nation well.

Ken Wells

Spokane

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