People complain about how those who don’t have health insurance drive up the cost of coverage. However they seem to view all people as healthy and able to afford insurance. Many people (like myself) often find insurance too costly or unavailable due to pre-existing conditions. Medical insurance for me is $2,100 a month – if a company even decides to cover me. Most companies refuse to cover me due to cerebral palsy.
What if people find themselves having a pre-existing condition that insurance companies either refuse to cover or raise the premium to a unaffordable level? Is it appropriate to fight for equal access to health care so people with pre-existing conditions could be productive citizens or continue denying them coverage that can be a death sentence or condition which forces them to be dependent on other people?