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<p>My uncle never went to the doc.  Ever.  Was finally convinced by his bro-in-law to get a check up.</p>
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<p>Turns out he has prostate cancer.</p>
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<p>Now, their insurance coverage through work was canceled staff wide.  Right before he was</p>
<p>to begin treatments.  Apparently, since the cancellation was staff wide, COBRA was not available</p>
<p>to them and they had to go with a catastrophic policy which will be very prohibitive and dear on</p>
<p>their salary.</p>
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<p>oi.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>airehead</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/71185/holy-cow-this-is-enraging#post_1962918"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><br>
My uncle never went to the doc.  Ever.  Was finally convinced by his bro-in-law to get a check up.</p>
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Turns out he has prostate cancer.</p>
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Now, their insurance coverage through work was canceled staff wide.  Right before he was</p>
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to begin treatments.  Apparently, since the cancellation was staff wide, COBRA was not available</p>
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to them and they had to go with a catastrophic policy which will be very prohibitive and dear on</p>
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their salary.</p>
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oi.</p>
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Glad he went to the doctor and hopefully caught it very early. I think a lot of employees of small employers. (and some large ones) will be doing this. Sux
 

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<p>Oh dear.</p>
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<p>On the plus side, prostate cancer is a very slow acting cancer, and for some people it's better not to treat it.  The treatment can be worse than the cancer itself.  If your uncle is an older man, and it's the type of cancer that take 20 years to get bad, he may decide not to aggressively treat it.</p>
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<p>/not a doctor</p>
 

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<p>we have catastrophic insurance, it is very scary indeed. i hope he can get treatments and not go bankrupt</p>
 

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<p>That is terrible.  I hold my breath every March (our policy goes from April - March) to see what they are coming up with.   I think we are safe this coming year.  Who knows what happens in the future with a stalemated Congress and executive branch over the next couple of years.</p>
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<p>But your uncle is exhibit A of why we need insurance reform in the good old U.S.A.   I'm actually surprised he can even obtain catastrophic insurance unless it excludes his pre-existing condition.</p>
 

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<p>I agree, although I don't know what the answer is.  My biggest worry is about our elderly not getting the meds they need.  They shouldn't have to live a long life, only to find pain at the end of it.</p>
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<p>I keep trying to convince my son to go ahead and go full time in the USAF (he's a reservist) because right now insurance will get prohibitive.  oi.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GaReb770</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/71185/holy-cow-this-is-enraging#post_1962976"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>That is terrible.  I hold my breath every March (our policy goes from April - March) to see what they are coming up with.   I think we are safe this coming year.  Who knows what happens in the future with a stalemated Congress and executive branch over the next couple of years.</p>
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<p>But your uncle is exhibit A of why we need insurance reform in the good old U.S.A.   I'm actually surprised he can even obtain catastrophic insurance unless it excludes his pre-existing condition.</p>
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