As the health insurance reform debate enters into its final stages in Congress, the President denounces the desperate and deceptive last-ditch efforts of the health insurance companies to derail it.
I have seen first hand this week how much the health care system needs reformed. Even with my great insurance.. Medicare.. and all it covers and the Part D coverage I have, I still have to jump through hoops to get my meds covered and to be able to afford them.
I have a condition called Restless Leg. Yes it is real. I know some people don't believe in it.. but I have been tested and when your legs move 176 times in an hour, you have a problem. Because of the movement, I don't sleep well and I don't rest when I do sleep. The doctor tried me on some medicine to see if it would help, and I took the sample starter pack she gave me and it worked very well.
She then ordered them from the pharmacy and when I went to pick it up, it was denied by my insurance company. If I wanted this it would cost me $106.80 a month. Because my doctor hadn't called the insurance company and gotten a pre-authorization.
This is why we need reform. So things like this don't happen anymore. So an insurance office worker who doesn't know me from adam can't sit in an office somewhere reading a book and say I can't have the medicine that will help me, instead of my doctor, who knows what I need.
I know there are hundreds of stories just like this and worse.. but I just wanted to share my story with you today.
Now, here is the President. I hope the video plays a little better for you.. it was a little shaky for me..