Health care is a painful subject for our family!
In 2012, my wife first began to exhibit problems with her health during exercise. Eventually, after multiple trips to her doctor she had an episode where she collapsed during a half marathon. For the next year we fought with a greedy insurance company that refused to approve additional diagnostic testing that she badly needed.
Sadly she suddenly passed away in 2013, just 3 days before she was finally to receive the exercise echo-cardiogram we fought over a year for. In the end, she was determined to have a very treatable genetic heart arrhythmia and timely testing would likely have saved her life. The insanity of our healthcare system cost my three sons their mother and I lost my wife one month short of our twentieth anniversary.
What I do know is our system is broken and we have yet to find the best solution as a nation to foster a health care system that puts patients first. What I promise to do is to roll up my sleeves and be part of the solution in making health care available and affordable to all American's without busting our budget.