September 10th, 2011

oregon, willamette, 1 proxy falls

medical coverage

I was impressed with how Blue Shield covered my medical costs when I went through nine months of treatment for cancer.

Now, I read that a woman who had a policy that excluded coverage for residential treatment programs is suing Blue Shield, because they refused to pay for her residential treatment for her eating disorder, and she may actually win.

Yes, it is sad her parents had to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for her care, but what about people who don't have that kind of money for treatment?

This is where I think it gets insane.  Where do people think the money comes from?  If she wanted a policy that covered that kind of care, I'm sure she could have found one, and paid for it, but she didn't.    I guess my compassion meter is set on zero today.
cirque du soleil trapeze

Gentle Strength

I'm heading over to the East Bay for a good-bye celebration party with my son Chris,  and his wife Frieda, Jeff and Jan, and others.  Chris and Frieda leave on Thursday night for a year in London.

I'm excited and thrilled with possibility for them,  and for myself, and also, tender with the parting.  Transition.  Change.

My son Jeff and his wife Jan were married five years ago today.  Five years.  Who could imagine?

It's a celebratory Day!!