Pearl Jam Guitarist Mike McCready Loves Obama
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Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has issued a fervent plea for help in voting for ObamaCare to stick around. We remain mute in our political affiliations, so we’ll let you take a stand on this if you feel the need to. That’s either by commenting angrily below, or supporting McCready here:
My name is Mike McCready, and I play guitar in Pearl Jam. I also have Crohn’s Disease, a chronic, life-threatening condition?and twice in recent years I’ve been denied by insurance for treatment my doctor said I needed.
That’s why I am such a big supporter of ObamaCare?and why on Election Day I will only vote for candidates who support it.
Just think?if someone like me has trouble getting the coverage I need, what’s it like for everyone else? Will you sign the pledge too?
With the resources that come from being in a successful rock band, I’ve been able to fight back and get the coverage I need. But not everyone is so lucky.
I think about all the kids I’ve met with Crohn’s and other chronic illnesses and I know that without ObamaCare many of them will not receive the health care they need.
Some candidates say they want to repeal ObamaCare but would still protect folks with pre-existing conditions. Don’t count on it. We had to fight for years to get these protections. If they go away now, it will be virtually impossible to get them back.
Beginning January 1, 2014, ObamaCare will prevent insurance companies from denying health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions.
ObamaCare also expands our right to appeal insurance company denials for payment or coverage. Because of this process, an external review board was able to overturn denials from my insurance company for life-supporting treatments of my disease on two occasions.
Under ObamaCare, every American will have the right to appeal to an Independent Review Organization that can overturn their insurer’s decision. Insurance companies will no longer have the final word.