I have to admit that I have been caught off guard by the controversy surrounding the proposed national healthcare plan.
Having worked in a variety of medical settings over the last 25 years, there is no question in my mind - the current system is broken. It works for the well, but not for the sick. And children with genetic conditions are especially vulnerable due to "pre-existing conditions" and benefit caps.
It has been very interesting to me to see how people are reacting - from Sarah Palin's "death panels" to raucous town meetings. Given all the rhetoric out there, I wonder if there will be any benefits to those with genetic conditions.
Do you think that a national health care plan will benefit those with genetic conditions, or lead to further discrimination? Have you faced any coverage issues with the current system?