You're so very brave.
Question: We're people with aids denied health insurance claims back in the early days?
I don't think their medical claims were denied as much as these people were dying and it seemed to be a specific group (gay men). I do know from my own experience in insurance that insurance policies for single men were denied a lot and/or they were required to take a full medical exam before the policy would be issued.
With LD, even though people do die of LD, it is not the "norm". Our problem is being long-term chronically ill, too sick to protest and fight.... too sick to do laundry or a sink of dishes... in too much pain to drive or walk or DECIPHER MEDICAL CLAIM REJECTION NOTICES.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Meade
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01).
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"Medicare/SSDI theme song" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHioCC3yCo&feature=related
"How much more can I take?", song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs