Christopher From Illinois: “The ACA has helped in many ways through these trying times.”
Several months down the line now, they’re ready to push me out the door. I do not believe that accommodations were offered or met. I’ve been “bullied” and “pushed” around, waiting for me to quit. Prior to this, I was a very high performer who was seen as a big up and comer for the company—invited to executives’ houses and parties on a regular basis. It’s been dead quiet since. They barely acknowledge me when in passing. God forbid that themselves or any of their loved ones get cancer and are treated like this during the most trying times of their lives. Basically inhuman and zero empathy; I think there’s a terminator skeleton inside my Director’s body.
The ACA has helped in many ways through these trying times. Because of the ACA, my company’s insurance coverage could not terminate my policy. I also had no maximum benefit—which is good due to the massive costs for world class surgery, lengthy stay in hospital, several dozen MRIs, Proton Radiation Treatment, and chemo that costs $5,000 per 28 days. Also, when I do leave the piece of garbage company/team I’m on now, this illness cannot be used as a “pre-existing condition” to exclude me from coverage with my next employer, or if I want to purchase insurance on my own. If the ACA is repealed, people like me will be left to die with little or no treatment—bringing harm to us and suffering to all of those around us.
If you don’t like the term “ObamaCare” for ACA, stop using it. Rebrand it, make a tweak or two to make yourself feel special and leave the rest of us to fighting for our lives.
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