A Collection of Problems with the US Health Care System

Homemaker. New York. Statement 10179.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: NY

Occupation:: homemaker

Hello, my husband is diabetic and last year his bladder stopped functioning. He had surgery to insert a supra pubic catheter to drain urine from his bladder. We have a timeshare in Mexico, and …

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Auto Mechanic. New York. Statement 10146.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: New York

Occupation:: Auto Mechanic

This is just great, my employer changed our health insurance again, instead of having an office visit deductible of thirty dollars, I am now required to pay the first $1500 for treatment …

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Computer Programmer. New York. Statement 10142.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: New York

Occupation:: Computer Programmer

I don’t like this health care reform at all. We just pay more and get less care. My wife had *** insurance for past three years covering for MT child and me. …

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Occupation Was Health Care. New York. Statement 10042.

Categories: Patient Statements

I was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy or also known by complex regional pain syndrome. We have no health insurance but we can’t get any insurance that will cover me because now I have a pre-existing condition. The cost of …

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Pediatrician/Former Medical Director. New York. Statement 10011.

Categories: Insurance Professional Statements

The land mines facing any medical director:

  • Benefits restriction. In one of my plans we had regular meetings to determine what our highest costs were and how we could redesign benefits to control them).
  • Exclusions, even those fabricated to justify
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