Day: December 11, 2007

Article: One couple’s descent into health-care hell


From CBS MarketWatch:

One couple’s descent into health-care hell
By Sarah Baicker, Medill News Service
Last update: 4:24 p.m. EST Dec. 9, 2007

WASHINGTON (Medill News Service) — Denise and Marvin Shaw did everything right. They both had good jobs, a nice home in Virginia and excellent health insurance through Denise’s Fortune 500 employer. In the middle of a national health-care crisis, the Shaw’s were secure and unafraid.

But in just over a year, and through no fault of their own, everything changed.

Their story illustrates the pervasiveness of the health-care problem in America — even for those who have access to health insurance, the slightest wrong move not only threatens peace of mind, but a family’s economic security.