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Subject:  Re: I HAVE LEUKEMIA .... NO BS, JUST FACT Date:  5/1/2013  1:20 AM
Author:  0x6a74 Number:  1874388 of 2206897

That's because gummint refused to allow insurers to continue the practice of canceling coverage on those who made significant claims or had a bad prognosis. And gummint stepped in and passed the law mandating COBRA.

You are younger than I am so perhaps you don't remember before these laws were passed, but I do. They started, as many advances do, in liberal statehouses.

I'm old enough to remember those days

going to ER because I wAs unemployed and couldn't afford insurance

lucky that when I got serious sick I had a good job

really lucky there was COBRA when laid off

really REALLY LUCKY to survive until Medicare eligible
( and no pre-existing condition restrictions

and blame the libruls for my luck since I'm sure conservatives would have preferred I curl up somewhere and die

(( last week my sister accused me of being a Cat and asked if I'm now on my eighth or ninth life (>:
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