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Subject:  I HAVE LEUKEMIA .... NO BS, JUST FACT Date:  4/29/2013  6:28 PM
Author:  eatenbybears Number:  1874117 of 2207744


So from here on, when I speak of health insurance, treatment options and Obamacare, you can be sure it is truthful

I have private health insurance that costs @ 1700 per month

Yes, expensive, but no deductibles, no excessive copays. no BS from the insurance company.

It was discovered that I had Leukemia about two weeks.

So far, I have had

standard blood work (not knowing I had any problems)

A visit to my Neurologist (standard visit and I make sure all my physicians get a copy of any blood work I have done ... so he had the latest copy ordered by my Internist

Neurologist looked at the blood results and instructed me to go directly to the ER and tell them he will be contacting my Internist and they will be ordering me admitted immediately for transfusions.

My blood count was so low, I was admitted and was given 4 units of Blood. Tests and such extended my hospital stay to three days

Was released and next day went to have a bone marrow biopsy and Tests, Tests, Tests. Was scheduled for a follow up apt in 10 days to allow all the results to be finished.

Didnt make it but 4 days and flopped over in the yard, dizzy and confused

Another day in the hospital and more blood

Feel OK at the moment have a visit with the Oncologist on the 1st.

Yes, I pay $1700 per month for insurance ( and I am far from wealthy ,,, above broke, but no extra cash.)

With my $1700 policy, by bills so far for ER visits (2),Hospital stays (2), transfusions (2 Sets), tests (many) biopsy, all medications plus visits to Internist, Cardiologist, Neurologist and Oncologist in the past@ 2 weeks,

I believe I have paid $40 out of pocket for all those services. I made the sacrifice up front by scraping by to have the best coverage ... so .... $40.00 .... No deductibles, no maximums

My biggest fear .... Leukemia is a long dragged out procedure of chemotherapy, changes in approaches, medications, potential other hospital stays and blood transfusions, getting sick and under worst treatment, the long and dangerous procedure of Bone Marrow Transplant. ....... Obamacare starts in 2014 ..... can I be cured befor I am forced on to the untried, untested, unfunded system?

I will keep you updated, but I did not expect to be a guinea pig for Obamacare

Thanks all you liberals who delivered this mess to me.

Bears ... NO BS
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