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Woman Seeks Husband For Health Insurance

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the protecting-the-sanctity-of-health-care dept.

Medicine 5

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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fuckfuck (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31169816)

Dear Slashdot,

I really need your help on this one.

My wife had breast cancer and she went for, what I thought, a removal of said cancer. However, when she came back and showed me the result the doctor had COMPLETELY REMOVED HER LEFT TIT. She asked me what I thought and my first response was: "It's horrible!" She cried and got angry, so I tried to explain it to her best I could I said "look honey remember when that one speaker of your car stereo was busted? You hated having to listen to only one speaker!" She continued crying and so I got mad and called her doctor to ask him what the fuck was wrong with him cutting off her complete left tit like that. I said: "Look pal maybe you buy your wife new tits every year but to me that's at least 9 months of salary!" to top things off her nipple is gone! They just threw away the tit AND the nipple. So even if I WOULD buy her a new left tit the nipple is god damned gone, now how in the hell is that supposed to make sense?! One tit minus a nipple. I told the doctor he owes me a new tit and a new nipple and slammed the phone on the hook. I god damned loved that tit.

Can I sue this doctor for a new tit?

first isluting psot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31169836)

Does ugliness count as a preexisting condition?

Not Genetic Discrimination (1)

jayme0227 (1558821) | more than 4 years ago | (#31174354)

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.

Re:Not Genetic Discrimination (1)

omar.sahal (687649) | more than 4 years ago | (#31177668)

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:Not Genetic Discrimination (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31178236)

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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