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Woman Seeks Husband For Health Insurance 5

Posted by samzenpus
from the protecting-the-sanctity-of-health-care dept.
kkleiner writes "Terri Carlson is willing to marry you for your healthcare. This 45-year-old woman suffers from a genetic condition, C4 Complement Deficiency, which causes her body to attack itself (similar to Lupus). Faced with skyrocketing health costs, and unable to get insurance (she's currently on COBRA), Terri did the only thing she could do: she built a website and got on YouTube. Carlson's situation challenges the courts under a statute already on the books: GINA. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 keeps insurance companies from using genetic data to deny you coverage."

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Woman Seeks Husband For Health Insurance

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  • While she does suffer from a genetic disease, it's not really genetic discrimination if they have other data that allows them to deny her coverage. As an analogy, I don't care what your genetic code is, if your heart blows up, I've got plenty of reason to believe that it would not be a good investment to provide you coverage.

    • it would not be a good investment to provide you coverage.

      She's a human being, its sad that she has to go through this.

    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      I've got plenty of reason to believe that it would not be a good investment to provide you coverage.

      Aha! There's that "death panel" the teabaggers keep screaming about! Too bad it's at a private insurer...

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