yeah 4 years seems way way too long! can't something be set up and then adapted?
obama said we'd use mccain's idea of a "high risk pool" to get through those 4 years, but 4 years is a long time.
my own health situation is NOT drastic,but 4 years wait is not very good for ANYone.
last time i had severe mental breakdown i didn't have insurance. and as you'd expect w/mental probs, i've left jobs, moved, etc...and now have insurance but it is only temporary through Americorps. i know from the past experience that if i get diagnosed with something beyond "situational depression" while on this temp insurance, it won't be covered when i move on in life to a new job, etc.
so everytime things get ... touchy... and i get back on the ground enough to think "do i need to get this checked out again?" that's one thing that weighs heavy.
that particular mess, started when i was 29...and i MIGHT be insured enough to be diagnosed (if i need to be) at 36.
luckily it has not become a huge problem, i haven't had anything massive happen. but i know there's probly lots of folks out there in similar situations where it IS a huge problem.
what's that like for folks who have greater needs, or are older, etc?
"HELLO I'M TACTILE !" is an anagram of my name