Every year my health insurance pays for my annual physical, which includes bloodwork. This year, however, my insurance denied three different bloodwork panels, the same tests that I have every year because my doctor thinks that, based on my personal and family health history, they are necessary.
When I received the claim statement from my insurance company, those three tests were marked "Benefits ineligible under health care reform guidelines."
So I owe $228 for tests that have always been covered until our government, in its infinite wisdom, created a monstrous health care reform bill that now tells my insurance company what it can and can't cover.
It's probably silly to be concerned about $228. That's chicken feed next to the taxes that will start in 2014 and the $500 billion cut in Medicare, which are designated to pay for health care reform.
And those are insignificant compared to the fact that some panel of people who don't know me or my doctor will be able to decide what care I can get.
To all of you who put this current government in power: please rethink your position. I'm tired of prolonged high unemployment numbers, government intrusion into my healthcare, record numbers of people on food stamps, and failed stimulus bills. I resent that my hard-earned tax money was used to pay for mortgages of people I've never met and to buy cars for strangers.
Join me in making a change.
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