Sunday, March 21, 2010

No Bent Trees

Nicholas Kristof's recent column describes the experience of his former neighbor, Jan, whose health insurance company dropped her when she was diagnosed with stomach cancer. They stopped paying her bills because she developed a "chronic condition," which they defined as:
"Chronic means a medical condition which has at least one of the following characteristics: has no known cure; is likely to recur; requires palliative treatment; needs prolonged monitoring/treatment; is permanent; requires specialist training/rehabilitation; is caused by changes to the body that cannot be reversed."
"Changes to the body that cannot be reversed." Every day I have changes to my body that cannot be reversed. I don't get it ... they'll insure me if I stop growing?
Photo: Bix

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