08 November 2009

How Do You Spell House Bill? R-E-L-I-E-F

One of my bigger fears, given that I'm responsible for a family in which every member has a chronic illness, is losing health insurance.

I've written here before about the hassles involved with being lucky enough to have health insurance; "errors" in billing mean roughly every second bill is denied for one reason or another, and The Mate has to spend half an hour or so on the phone getting it re-submitted.

It's not a done deal yet. It has to be further wrangled, and voted on, in the Senate. And it's not going to be perfect. But already I'm feeling immense relief, in political as well as very personal terms.