I owe you a LOT of updates: the 5k, my doctor’s appointment, Fitbloggin’, and a mini announcement. I haven’t forgotten, pinkie swear.
But first I wanted to talk about something that’s very important to me. By no means do I want my blog to turn into a political discussion, but the healthcare bill that was just passed means a lot of good things for me (and others in similar situations). With so much bad-mouthing of the bill, I thought I’d share why I’m actually excited.
Because of this new legislation, an insurance company can’t decide not to cover me because I have cystic fibrosis. Something that’s considered a pre-existing condition. Because of this new legislation, an insurance company can’t put an annual and/or lifetime cap on my coverage. Because of this new legislation, the amount of money I spend out-of-pocket will be less.
Having a chronic illness like CF is a burden. For me AND my family. But because President Obama, and all the other supporters, pushed this bill through, I have a few less things to worry about.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and their own reasons for liking/disliking the healthcare reform. This is mine. And I hope that it gives you just one more perspective.
Thanks for letting me get on my soapbox for a minute. I’ll be back tomorrow to catch up. 🙂