Wednesday, November 05, 2008
So What's Next?
There’s a palpable sense of relief and excitement today.
I’m pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s U.S. Presidential election.
The President-Elect is inheriting a complicated bunch of problems and issues.
As a type 1 woman, I have to ask: how will my health care coverage change? Will I be able to get a continuous glucose monitor, paid for in full, without the hoops others have had to jump through?
Will I be able to do infertility treatment again, if necessary, and have to pay crazy amounts of money because, arbitrarily, my current insurance doesn’t cover things that other insurance companies do?
Will I honestly have a choice about which health insurance company I can sign up with, with my history of pre-existing conditions? That won’t cost me a fortune?
And how soon will we see legitimate, concrete progress on stem cell research? Will it actually affect me in my lifetime? My son’s lifetime, should he inherit a chronic condition like diabetes that might be cured from stem cells?
I’m looking forward to seeing how all this change will actually be implemented.