I had a friend down the shore this weekend who told me an amazingly sad story about a friend of his.
A 52 year old married man with a 7 year old son has been in the hospital for the past 3 years. He has a rare disease called Pompe disease
which has forced him to live on a respirator. His doctors feel he is
well enough to go home, however his medical insurance company, Aetna,
will not cover his needed home health care. His more expensive in-hospital care is being covered by Medicaid! According to NorthJersey.com he is:
caught in an insurance quagmire — smack between inadequate coverage
by Aetna and Medicare and ineligibility for standard Medicaid coverage.
This unfortunate story is but another example of the absurdity of our current health care system. I have referred this to a lawyer friend who has gone up against the insurance industry very successfully in the past.
What do you think?