Thursday, October 1, 2009

Health care system holds heart patients hostage

Check out ABC News' Hostages Dying for Healthcare Reform article... it sounds just like my family, does it sound like yours?

Some takeaways from the article:
  • Many of us are captive to our big company insurance plans - no other companies will take us, and if we lapse in our policies, we're out of luck due to pre-existing conditions.
  • In 2005, 60% of all bankruptcies were related to medical expenses. Wonder what it is now that the recession is in full swing...
  • Heart conditions account for $123 billion in health expenses a year.
We may not agree within our community of heart warriors what the best solution is for health care reform, but we have all, likely, lived first-hand the need for change. Take a moment to write your congressional representative and share your story with them.