One woman has been hoping and waiting for legislators to reform healthcare but she says her health can't wait any longer. And she's taking matters into her own hands.
The Vista, California woman has turned to the Internet -- and a unique proposal -- in an effort to get health insurance, San Diego TV station KGTV reported. Terri Carlson, 45, has posted several videos on YouTube saying she will marry someone in exchange for health insurance.
The divorcee has a genetic disorder called C4 Complement Deficiency, and there are no known cures. The clock is ticking for Carlson's whose health insurance under COBRA will expire in one year. Leading health insurance companies such as Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield issued a lifetime denial from health insurance.
This is the predicament for an alarming number of Americans who are just hoping congress will do something to create more affordable health coverage including short term health insurance, family health insurance, and all other types of plans. President Obama used healthcare reform as a major platform during the presidential election. He promised to stop ignoring the health needs of uninsured Americans and make healthcare affordable for every individual who wants to have it.
However, things seem very uncertain for the healthcare bill backed by Obama. The House, Senate and White House seems to be in a tug a war match over the bill. And nothing is getting getting accomplished. At the State of the Union address Obama made it clear he is not giving up on healthcare reform and made a personal commitment to put his weight behind a comprehensive healthcare bill based on the legislation already approved by the House and Senate. “I took on healthcare because of the stories I’ve heard from Americans,” Obama said. “I will not walk away from these Americans, and neither should the people in this chamber.”
Republican leaders insist however, that the bill has serious constitutional issues. “This will be the first time in history that individual citizens in this country will be forced to buy something they may not want. And they may be forced to buy a federal version of something they don’t want,” Senator Orrin Hatch said.