"I've been listening to a lot of commentary on a new health care bill. . . and I'm getting angry. It doesn't matter who the pundits are. They talk about 2 choices --- government run care or choice of patient & doctor. My experience is there is a big, big elephant in the room that RARELY, I mean RARELY gets mentions. If it does it is in passing. The beaurcrats in the Insurance industry are deciding what care we get and when.
I had 3 Saginaw doctors tell me last year that I could not go back to work. However, an "insurance doctor" in NEBRASKA decided I could take on a 35 student class and I was denied my banked sick days plus any disability. A month after I was told that by the insurance company, my [private charter school] company in Lansing wrote to tell me I was not going to be hired back because they weren't sure of my ability to work in a class because of my health. I received none of my health benefits and I'm still recovering!. I truly believe that the insurance companies have done to health care what speculators did to wall street."
Monday, June 8, 2009
What private health care did for me
a letter from ALICE: