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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:59 am 
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What a shock that must be. How very sad. Praying that nobody spouts the line "God must have needed another angel" or "You can just have another."


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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Praying that nobody spouts the line "God must have needed another angel"


If anyone ever said that to me after I lost a child, I think I'd punch them. As if God goes around murdering children so He can fill up Heaven or something. :x

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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:08 pm 
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My co-worker's husband is in the middle of the cancer treatment, which will change his quality of life forever even as the best case scenario. Meanwhile, his wife is close to losing her job. She carries his insurance. He's a small business owner, I don't know if it's possible for him to get a policy while he is getting treatment. I'm hearing the pre-existing conditions provisions of Obamacare are getting cut.

I'm trying to get her an extension. It's out of my hands now, someone else will make that call. So in the absence of a civilized health care system, can I please have thoughts and prayers?

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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 pm 
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I will pray. :( This system is ridiculous.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:17 pm 
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I'll pray, too.

I think there's hope that he can get a policy, though. Eliminating coverage for pre-existing conditions is more of a dream the healthcare conservatives have than a reality they've yet been able to bring into being. And there may be protections in place against that change in your state (as there are in mine). And your state is even more liberal than mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:51 pm 
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Thank you. I hope I'm being overly dramatic and this is not a scenario with a non-zero probability of a man dying because his wife made mistakes on a spreadsheet. I'm just frustrated with the whole thing. For the record, I'd like to keep her regardless, because otherwise I will have to deal with a ton of things that are Not My Job.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:57 pm 
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Wow, I stared that sentence a full minute, making sure I was untangling the double negative properly.

I hope it is a scenario with zero probability of a man dying because his wife made mistakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 pm 
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Frelga, your co-worker and her husband, and you yourself, will be in my thoughts.

As Prim stated, the elimination of pre-existing condition protection is still a dream of conservatives, rather than a reality (and in fact Mr. Trump has taken to falsely state that it is Democrats that are trying to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions and Republicans that are working to preserve those protections, but that is a discussion for another forum), and in our state even if that nightmare scenario became real we are still likely to preserve the protections statewide. But even so, policies on the exchanges can be quite expensive (though they might be eligible for subsidies if their income level is low enough if your co-worker loses her job) and the system is still heavily weighted in favor of people who are able to get health insurance through their work.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:46 am 
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Frelga, holding you all in my thoughts.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayer Thread
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:41 pm 
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Thank you all for talking me down. I was starting to feel like I was about to personally order an execution. In any case, the employee got an extension, and hopefully that will be enough time for her husband to get through the majority of treatments even if she gets laid off in the end.

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