My Health-Care Story: I'll Take the Public Option
By Elizabeth Keyes
The White House’s apparent shift on a public option is devastating to someone like me. With my rheumatoid arthritis, I depend on medication to help me to walk, to pick up my child, to raise food to my lips, even — no exaggeration — to breathe. Nonetheless, when I have switched insurance plans with job changes, my drugs are routinely denied. A denial buys providers weeks of not paying while the appeal is processed.
Would a public option be a model of efficiency? Of course not. Would I trust it more than I do the insurance companies that deny me essential medications? You’d better believe it.
| August 25, 2009; 10:17 AM ET
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