I had affordable health insurance for years, but when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, my insurance was cancelled due to having this disease. Not even submitting medical records, that proved how well I am maintaining good health with this disease, would reverse their decision.
I am looking forward to 2014 when affordable insurance will be officially required and offered in every state for people who have pre-existing conditions. I can't wait to call that insurance company and say, "Remember me?" Meanwhile, I'm finding help through Healthcare.gov and through Health Resources and Services Administration.
What are your thoughts on being penalized by health insurance companies for diseases that are beyond your control? What steps have you taken to get some kind of healthcare insurance or assistance?
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