- The state of Massachusetts (Governor of Massachusetts)Governor of Massachusetts
Change their insurance policy laws.
My family currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. In the state of Massachusetts if an employer helps pay for your insurance you can not opt out and buy a private insurance. You also are unable to buy a secondary private insurance (If you could afford it!). This is causing many hardships for many families including my own.
Our family consists of my husband, My five children (2 of whom have a chronic illness), and myself (I also have a few chronic illnesses). The laws that the state of Massachusetts have in place are making it difficult for us to even survive. My sons emergency medication we can not afford. The insurance says it is not "medically necessary" . His Doctor very much disagrees.
My oldest son who needs this medication has epilepsy. The medication needed is a rectal gel that needs to be given should my son have a seizure longer than five minutes. Seizures are nothing to play with. They can cause brain damage and even death. I myself have lost a good friends due to her epilepsy.
Because of state law we can not change insurance companies. We must stick with a VERY sub-par insurance. While our medical is ok (though few people take it.) Our prescription insurance is difficult to work with. Our dental is also not taken by many people and if it is the bill is 50 per person for a simple cleaning. 250 for just our children to get their teeth cleaned.
I am sure there are other families who find themselves unable to pay for certain care and medications that they need. This law causes undue suffering to families. I would like to see the law changed so that the state removes the law that you can not buy private insurance if your employer offers insurance. People should have the freedom to choose what insurance company that they would prefer. Also just because your employer offers insurance and pays a little toward it does not mean that it is more affordable. Some of these families need the buy in state insurance.
- Governor of Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts (Governor of Massachusetts)
We the people who send this letter are concerned about the impact of the law stating that people are unable to buy private insurance should an employers offer it.
This law is affecting many. People are paying high costs for the insurance coverage but also high co pays and deductibles making it so these people are unable to afford medical care and medications.
Should someone want to buy a better private insurance they should be able to do so. Many employers insurance plans cost a lot but do not cover enough and in some cases are not taken in the local area if it is a corporate plan.
We the people who send this letter would like to see a change in this law so people can get insurance plans that better suit their needs. People should not have to suffer because of the insurance plans their company chooses.
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