July 11, 2007

Hope, Dreams, and Health Care Reform

I have always wanted to have children and stay home with them full-time.
I wanted to raise Addison and take care of her full-time. Being a teacher and
my husband a pastor I knew it would be hard financially. Neither pays a
tremendous amount of money. Phil and I have worked hard not accumulate a lot of debt.

We tried to have Addison for over 6 years. We had 3 miscarriages along the
way plus at age 29 I was diagnosed with cancer. Finally we were pregnant. I
knew when I had Addison I would stay home with her. Well while I was pregnant certain circumstances happened and my husband resigned from his job leaving him with only a part-time position. But because we hadn't accumulated a lot of debt I could still stay home until I found out I could not get on my husband's health insurance because I had cancer.

Well this has changed my whole dream in life. Now I am stricken to have to leave this child everyday and go off to work because I can't get Health Insurance. There are policies out there I could get but you have to pay out the wazoo for them and we don't have the financial resources for that.

So because I had cancer, I certainly didn't ask for this, I have to go to work to keep my health insurance. Forgive me if I am wrong but this doesn't seem right to be penalized for having cancer.

We certainly need healthcare reform in this country!

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