Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Click the Title to read Ian Pearl's story, and also read his Own Story that he wrote on on Huffington Post that explains how he was called a Dog by his Insurance Company, and faces losing care on Dec1.... Pearl was and is being cancelled, even though clearly his life depends on his Health Care Coverage and healthcare being provided. And clearly he is not a "DOG",clearly he does need care as he suffers Muscular Dystrophy. He was living at home with Nursing Care, now he has been moved out of his home, away from family as Care is being Dictated by his Insurance Company. Now his Insurance Company has labeled him as a "Dog", and also decided that they won't discriminate against just him, they will discriminate against all the M.D patients in New York.This story is also important to follow,as it may have deep implications for other HomeCare patients and their fates.People living with Chronic Devastating illnesses should be able to live at home. ( meanwhile Guardian did it to cut costs yet they made 386 Million in Profit last year).Please do share this story and send to Media.THINK PROGRESS did the story first , and now it is spreading over the Internet.
You can watch the CNN coverage here, please do send and share it.
Here is link for CNN coverage to RT on Twitter: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2009/10/21/am.acosta.insurance.dogs.cnn,
Washington Times has the whole story plus the DOG emails....It seems like daily we are getting more and more proof that the Insurance Companies are the ONLY Death Panels we have, and they are hellbent on killing people with existing disease or chronic illnesses. NO ONE should be threatened with this kind of "Care". People should not be denied care or facing death so that Insurance Companies can Profit.
Do read more in the Comments as I update this story...