Obamacare Sticks It to the Critically Ill: 50 Failed Attempts to Get Coverage
The Daily Sheeple
December 12th, 2013
Can you imagine making more than 50 phone calls during a 3-month period – with no results – to try to buy a product or service that a loved one desperately needs?
That’s what happened to John Gisler when he tried to buy healthcare coverage through HealthCare.gov for his critically ill son.
Gisler’s 45-year-old son has a rare degenerative condition that affects his coordination and speech. He is currently covered by Utah’s high-risk insurance pool, but the clock is ticking – that coverage will end on December 31.
“We’ve had three separate applications that failed to make it through,” Gisler told The Washington Post. “I have a notebook with all the calls I’ve made, maybe 50 or 100. It just goes on and on.”