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March 15, 2012
I have a son with a pre-existing eye condition that requires surgeries. My husband and I are both self-employed and secure our own health insurance. After my son's first eye surgery in 2008, our insurance company dropped us, simply saying they can no longer extend coverage to us. The next company we got a policy from said that my son's condition was excluded from coverage, so we had to pay not only the high monthly premium for our family's health insurance, but also pay all his eye related medical costs out of pocket. The bills were crushing us. We were paying over $800 a month for the...
October 21, 2010
"Everything is covered. Your family is fully covered." I could hardly believe it. My son Wesley has an eye condition called strabismus, and I'd been worried because we already had one insurer drop us and another exclude Wesley's condition from coverage. Then, as the new patient protections under health reform began to take effect, we finally had the option of buying affordable health insurance without any exclusions for pre-existing conditions for Wesley. My name is Dawn Josephson, and I'm a MomsRising member from Florida. Ensuring the success of health reform is close to my heart--and I have...
September 27, 2010
Who would have thought that a short one-paragraph post on MomsRising.org about my personal experience with the new healthcare reform act would lead to me meeting President Obama! But that's exactly what happened. About a week after I posted the exciting news that my family's new health insurance cannot exclude my son's pre-existing condition (thanks to the new law), I received a call from the White House asking me for more information about my situation. Over the next few weeks, several people from the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services called me to ask questions. I...