There should be Life Insurance Cover or Medical Insurance for Epileptic Individuals

There should be Life Insurance Cover or Medical Insurance for Epileptic Individuals

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Tejasvi Sabale started this petition to Life Insurance Firms and

I have been looking for good Life Insurance for Epileptic Individuals or Medical Insurance for My epileptic brother. He is totally on medication whole life. He gets epileptic seizures since he was one and half year old. He is 30 now and good in learning , however he is quite slow in it. He faces challenges in his social life. I wanted to support and help him stand on feet.

Epilepsy is uncommon disease and It is estimated that there may be about 12 million people with epilepsy in India, making it to almost one sixth of the global burden. Around 14 people per 1,000 populations are prone to suffer from epilepsy in India with higher estimates in children and young adults, and in rural areas.

The regular medical insurance policies does not cover pre-existing diseases. However the severity of epilepsy illness differs from person to person.

The affected person has several implications.Epilepsy may coexist with various other psychiatric illnesses such as ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Substance use and many other. The condition can and does affect the lives of people with epilepsy, as well as their family and their friends.

Considering individuals life, they or also face many social challenges and achieving in self sustainability. There are difficulties in landing a supportive jobs  Our system does not have well designed policies for such individuals. We cannot consider them disable, however we have to have good support system at legal level to help such individuals to lead good life. Such support system will also provide relief to Parents and Family members of Epileptic Individuals.

To my knowledge countries like US, UK etc, have special schemes and organisations that help such individuals.There are various medical insurance as well life insurance cover available in these countries.

For e.g:

https://www.specialrisksbureau.co.uk/health-conditions/epilepsy

https://www.epilepsy.com/connect/forums/insurance-issues/epilepsy-and-life-insurance

I strongly believe we need such life insurance, medical insurance cover in india as well. Hence I am initiating this petition and seek as many signatures on it.

For more information please read below blogs:

https://m.economictimes.com/wealth/insure/health-insurance/insurer-cant-reject-your-claim-if-you-meet-this-criteria/articleshow/71452419.cms

https://www.thebetterindia.com/110561/epilepsy-a-concern-to-be-addressed-in-india/

https://www.cigna.com/individuals-families/health-wellness/hw/medical-topics/epilepsy-hw108148

https://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15263:who-highlights-scarcity-of-treatment-for-epilepsy-in-low-income-countries&Itemid=1926&lang=en

 

Hope to share this petition to as many people out there and get it sign for the Benefit of Human Race.

 

 

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