I am in my third year of chronic illness that has caused me persistent fever; constant pain; heart, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction; breathing difficulties; joint inflammation; foot, ankle and leg pain; difficulty swallowing; numbness; depression; confusion; anxiety, sleeplessness, etc. I have "objective" testing that has garnered me each of these diagnoses, simultaneously: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Persistent Endometriosis (despite surgery), Adrenal Failure, Babesiosis, Bartonella, Lyme Disease, sinus tachycardia and arrhythmias, Morton's Neuromas, Hashimotos, Depression, and GADD.
Nonetheless, Aetna, along with my employer FedEx Services, have continued to deny every claim and appeal. I even tried to return to work at one point, but FedEx turned me away due to the fact that I had a PICC line in my right arm for IV antibiotics (it was hidden beneath my clothing).
How is this possible? How do these people live with themselves? I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on medical treatments and am now deeply in debt and facing bankruptcy and the possibility of losing my home. My family is now broke, and my brother recently took his own life, in part, due from the stress of this enormous injustice.
Please, SOMEONE at Aetna must have some ounce of humanity left in their soul. Whoever you are, please speak out before thousands more like myself die as a result of this abject injustice. We are as human as you, as your mothers, as your fathers, and as your children. This cannot continue. Just because you are member of a terribly corrupt company, and not country, does not make you any less responsible than the SS officers of Nazi Germany who believed their fellow brothers and sisters to be less than animals, and thus undeserving of life. The bodies are piling up, and speaking out will not cost you your life. Yes, it may cost you your job, but you can find another job. These victims will not find another life, and many of ours are ending because we can no longer afford medical help, clothing or even food. The government is overwhelmed and Social Security has been pushed beyond its limits, all because you continue to remain silent while the atrocities pervade.
Be a hero, not an accomplice. It's not too late, but before you even realize it, it may be, and by that time, you could even be among its victims.