- Posted October 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obamacare: Your story
waiting 5 years
An accident left me needing neck and back surgery. Five years later I have hope.
I was injured at work five years ago and was screwed over by workers comp. It left me uninsured with a pre-existing condition. I couldn't work and sold the house and took my family and moved in with my mom. I have several bad disks. Three or more that need surgery. I am so grateful that I Finally have the opportunity to get fixed and go back to work.
I'm a chef by trade and always worked long hours but laying in bed or the couch for the last five years had left me bitter about the system in this country. I served in the military, a patriot, but was seriously considering becoming an ex-pat. At least in Europe its in-humane to leave a wounded man laying in pain.
Cross your fingers and hopefully I'll be back to work by March.