Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Health Insurance Woes-Congressman Rob Andrews interview

As promised, here is my interview with Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ). He is the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pension, who is one of the co-authors of the Health Care bill HR3200 -- America's Affordable Health Choices Act.

I had him scheduled for an interview, and he called in for the taping at the tail end of a long-drawn out phone call with my daughter's (now former) health insurance company, during which I was informed that her policy had been canceled in December!

As I told you, I got a bit emotional while explaining what happened to him, but decided to leave the interview as it happened because it's real. What happened to us is happening to families all over the country, and it must stop.

We're hearing real, human stories like this... and we need to keep hearing them to put faces to the problems inherent in the sham of a system we have today, in order to effect the change we need!

Listen to my interview with Congressman Andrews by clicking here.


ken said...

Hi Nikki,
Reading your insurance story is infuriating. Not only should you be reimbursed, you should file a complaint with your district attorney.You have had a fraud perpetrated against you! You were billed for services that were never intended to be provided. Look it up... that's fraud.

Barry Schwartz said...

Listened last night. It was enlightening what he said about Dennis Kucinich's amendment. Over the years I have come to see that Kucinich is not more effective, because he has serious personal flaws.

Kucinich is a really bright guy whose positions on things are close to my own ideals, but he is not someone who thinks deeply about what he is doing. He is like the would-be model who stuffs as many photos as possible into his or her portfolio.

Any person who can imagine himself as his audience would know, for instance, that you do not bring fifteen hundred articles of impeachment to the floor and spend all day reading them. This is an incredibly stupid thing to do; you are making yourself like a swarm of blowflies around a lump of dog crap. What you do is you pick three or four really, really good articles of impeachment and you present them succinctly, bitingly, memorably.

It is a shame when someone reaches his sixties and yet, despite being a genius of some sort, has the acquired wisdom of a man in his twenties or thirties.