Stories

Robert of Knoxville, Tennessee

December 6, 2016

Robert of Knoxville, Tennessee writes: I’ve lived in Knoxville all my life. I was always an honors student, I earned my blackbelt in karate, and I am an Eagle Scout. I was very involved with my school in high school, I was the lead in one of our theatre productions and I was homecoming king.…

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Suzanne of Pinellas Park, TN

December 6, 2016

Suzanne of Pinellas Park, writes: Grew up in a middle class family and had healthcare.  Moved to Nashville in ’06 to pursue music. Got a record contract with Warner and built a successful music career. Struggled with drug and alcohol addiction problems which led to bad choices and some not so great health problems as…

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Scott of Nashville, TN

December 6, 2016

Scott of Nashville, TN writes: In 2000, I had CIGNA health insurance. My premium was $10,000 a year. I was self-employed. CIGNA took care of prescriptions and doctor’s visits. But in 2008 our premium rose to $18,000 a year with a $5,000 deducible. But if we went in the hospital, we would have to pay a $27,000 deducible.…

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Melissa of knoxville, TN

December 5, 2016

melissa of knoxville, writes: I am a 45 year old woman living in Knoxville, who has Multiple Sclerosis. My MS was diagnosed 11 years ago, after a hospital stay that totaled $38,000. Luckily, I had insurance at the time, but quickly realized I would never have the luxury of not having health insurance. MS hits…

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