Does Anyone Really ‘Love’ Private Health Insurance?

I am alive today not because of insurance companies but despite them

New York Times Opinion
Sep 19 · 4 min read
Illustration: Annelise Capossela for The New York Times

By Rachel Madley

Twenty minutes after I learned I had Type 1 diabetes — after narrowly avoiding a diabetic coma — a nurse pulled my parents away from my bedside and urged them to call our insurance company immediately. If they didn’t call…

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