I was looking at my health care insurance plan and stumbled onto something really disturbing. If I die, my wife's insurance ends at the same time. If a hit and run driver nails us on a walk around the park, kills me and busts her up, well lady that ambulance ride is just the first thing your paying for on your own.
Or if I just wake up dead one morning, she's got no insurance. In her case without going into the details, I can tell you she is uninsurable, she will not find insurance until 2014 when the Affordable Health Care Act prevents insurance companies denying her on pre-existing conditions.
I will bet you that most the people not retired who are out there yelling to overturn this law, have no idea they are in the same situation as my wife should their family member with the insurance policy die.
I was really shocked, I knew it would end when the one named on the policy died, but I imagined it would go 30 days, or end of the month, at least to the fucking weekend, good god this is cruel.