i read all nine pages and then the wife and I discussed effective methods of Kevorking me in the event of a vegetable-level injury …… Hat off to the journalist, Bill Coffin, who wrote sensitively and told the story from beginning to end, including the perspectives of the patient, the patient’s family, the care providers, and the insurer.
This is a heartbreaking nightmare on so many levels. I know it’s a nine-pager but please read through all the way to the end to the discussion of PPACA’s serious issues on providing for long-term care coverage (further exacerbated by the demise of the CLASS Act). There’s also some pretty great introductory-level stuff on some of the more disputed PPACA provisions here too, in a context that absolutely conveys how incredibly stupid opposition to these sections of the law really are.
Hello! I live in D.C. and I work on healthcare’s legal side (for good guys, by the way). One day when I’m out of debt I’ll get the hell out of here and live in the country but for now I have to read the news every day and it just keeps making me angrier.