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Draxas
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Re: Still kicking. Kind of.

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Yeah, he is doing much better, officially in remission, but as mentioned they are going to be monitoring him for signs of recurrence for 5+ years.
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That's good to read.

Then I wish him and his family, that all test for finding a recurrence remain without finding, even beyond the first five years. Preferably for life.

Within the second five-year period, our son will become of age, and thus will fall out of the family insurance.
We're already looking into possibilities of how to give him the advantages of the private insurances, without the issues of them not insuring "pre-existing conditions"...

That has a few years, but still.
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Pre-existing conditions denial / price adjustment is SO stupid a concept. Defeats the whole point of insurance.
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Yeah, well, it's asking a lot of an industry you pay to not give you money when you need it to not pull every trick in the book to hang onto every penny. Medical care in the US is badly broken, and at least half the problem is the insurance industry.
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Well, our case is European, but "pre-existing conditions" exist here as well, however unfair that is because he is a kid and had no chance to select an insurance himself yet.

OTOH, asking an insurance to pay for things where the chances of the case happening is much higher would mean the insurance company has to recalculate the risks,and then it would also show in the premiums....
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Yeah, insurance sucks in general, it's literally gambling against yourself. And like all the worst games, you can't win, you can't break even, and you can't even quit the game.
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