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Is Life a Pre-Existing Condition?

Mike McCready of Pearl Jam thinks so. McCready talks about his own struggles with Crohn’s Disease as a pre-existing condition in this video:

Do you think that life is a pre-existing condition? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

Should Peri-Menopause Be a Pre-Existing Condition?

Is it true that being a woman is a pre-existing condtion? Gina Presson is an independent television producer who recently bought a health insurance policy only to discover this:

Gina came to see me after dealing with hives on her skin, which had been infrequent for years but had become persistent for the past two . . . → Read More: Should Peri-Menopause Be a Pre-Existing Condition?

How Much Could a Pre-Existing Condition Cost You?

If you didn’t know it already, one thing is clear this election. People get passionate about the issue of pre-existing conditions. Seriously passionate. Could almost come to blows passionate.

If you have a pre-existing condition, you know why you feel passionately about the issue, but if you don’t, here’s a glimpse into one woman’s . . . → Read More: How Much Could a Pre-Existing Condition Cost You?

12 Year-Old Writes to Romney About Pre-Existing Conditions

Really.

Although Gov. Mitt Romney has largely confounded the media while trying to sway voters over to his increasingly difficult to pinpoint health care plan, his comments are not evading one 12-year-old Coloradan.

Last week Jackson Ripley was watching political news coverage with his mom about pre-existing health care when he suddenly got up and . . . → Read More: 12 Year-Old Writes to Romney About Pre-Existing Conditions

Is Adoption an Option If You Have To Buy Your Own Insurance?

Maybe not…

By any plausible measure, Scott Dolezal is a healthy man.

The Oak Park resident stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 210 pounds.

He runs regularly, doesn’t smoke, and has no history of heart trouble, elevated cholesterol, hay fever, psoriasis, musculoskeletal conditions or any of the dozens of other ailments about which health insurance companies inquire.In . . . → Read More: Is Adoption an Option If You Have To Buy Your Own Insurance?

Do You Know Your Health Insurance Options?

Really sad story about cancer patient Leslie Elder who passed away recently:

“I honestly don’t know how much more I can endure,” Elder wrote earlier this year in a Facebook message to her friend Liz Jacobs. “I am fighting for (Medicaid) and disability. I can’t work I sit in bed I cry a lot. I . . . → Read More: Do You Know Your Health Insurance Options?

Republican Strippers For Obamacare?

Hands down the funniest article on the Republican National Convention we’ve come across this week:

Countless columns have been written in the past month about how strip clubs in Tampa have been gearing up for the Republican National Convention, even importing additional dancers to meet expected demand. As Republican convention-goers enjoy Tampa’s nightlife, however, the . . . → Read More: Republican Strippers For Obamacare?

Are Pre-Existing Conditions Keeping You “Working For the Man”?

The American Dream may be to work for yourself at your own business, but sadly, pre-existing conditions drive many to work corporate jobs for affordable health insurance:

Are pre-existing conditions keeping you in a corporate job? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

. . . → Read More: Are Pre-Existing Conditions Keeping You “Working For the Man”?

How Many Different Health Insurance Plans Is Your Family On?

How many Americans are pulling together a mish-mash of different health insurance plans in order to be able to cover all the members of their family? We may be used to the idea of the American family being covered all under a single health insurance plan, but we’re hearing more and more stories like that . . . → Read More: How Many Different Health Insurance Plans Is Your Family On?

Can Drinking Too Much Coffee Cost You Health Insurance Coverage?

We’ve heard some pretty darn goofy reasons for denying health insurance coverage, but this one takes the cake! (And should strike fear into the hearts of our many coffee-addict friends…)

Berks County Register of Wills Frederick C. Sheeler said he felt a fluttering in his heart about 10 years ago and went to a doctor, . . . → Read More: Can Drinking Too Much Coffee Cost You Health Insurance Coverage?