Posts Tagged ‘Disability’

Obesity=Disability=Pre-Existing

November 15, 2009

It was announced Thursday that Americans are entering their 70’s with disabilities in greater numbers than in previous generations.

Big surprise that goes along with this study which was authored by Teresa E. Seeman of UCLA, and was funded by the National Institute of Aging is that most of these disabilities are linked to being overweight or obese.

Among other things being overweight/obese can lead to stroke, heart attacks, joint replacements and the list goes on and on.

Modern medicine is such that we are surviving, with a disability, quite well post-op.

Which brings me to a whole different angle. If we are not taking care of ourselves as we should be. And “stuff” is beginning to happen to us medically that we will end up living with for a long period of time.

Then aren’t an awful lot of us going to be walking around with what health insurance companies can determine as “pre-existing conditions”.

In My Opinion – If anything comes out of the Health Care Reform Debate then it is that health insurance companies MUST make allowances for “pre-existing conditions”.

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