This website describes wrongful life lawsuits in different places. Surprisingly, the French high courts allowed the lawsuithttp://www.inclusiondaily.com/news/advocacy/wrongfulbirths.htm
Ok, I see now that some ppl are worried that women will be forced to terminate risky pregnancies, but that's not where we are now, so we have to be alert and watchful. I won't rant about pro-life pols refusing to provide services and support to disabled and poor children. I do that on FB.
This kind of thing can go both ways. This isn't simply about state-sponsored death panels. We already have for-profit death panels. I am convinced to my very core that the reason First Hell denied me home uterine monitoring while I was pg with ds was b/c they knew that if he was born premature, the state would pay his bills, not First Hell. If only I had connected the dots. I might have asked my state AG to sue them to cover home uterine monitoring. After all, if I were on medicaid, it would have been covered. To me, it's specious to argue that a treatment that is accepted by Medicaid is too unproven for private providers to provide. It was a gamble with my son's life. They knew that the outcomes were: a. Baby born too soon dies and saves First Hell tons of money for later care for special needs not covered by state. b. Baby born too soon survives and gets care at state's expense. c. Family finds 11k for home uterine monitoring.
By the way, First Hell was merely the third-party administrator for the self-insured SMI-Owen Steel, a family-owned corporation that already knew about my dd. May they burn in hell
for denying me coverage after I'd already lost one child.
And if you still don't believe me? I interviewed for a job as a trainer/writer/editor a few years ago for a huge for-profit insurance provider. The position would have been working for a third-level appeal branch whose objective was to deny coverage to subscribers. A death panel. At a for-profit insurance corporation. Needless to say, when I learned what their mission was, I did not pursue further interviews. Never will interview again for any job at that corporation, ever.
Keiki's Makuahine (Keiki's Mom) 51, dh 52
Keiki: b. 2002 after 3 months bedrest
Natural conception following ZIFT/chem. pg
Olivia: b. 1999 d. 1999
28-week preemie, ptl cause unknown
Natural conception after 1 mc
ttc since 1998