I quit my job in 2006 to open my own business. It was naive of me to think it wouldn't be hard for me to get health insurance... I was turned down because of my weight and because I had been treated for depression. The denial letter I got from the insurance company said to be reconsidered I needed to be under 235 pounds for at least 6 months. Well, I'm there now, so I called them to find out how it should be documented (Has to go in my medical charts). Fine.
So I asked the lady if she thought I would now be able to be insured once the 6 months had passed. She said that I needed to be symptom and treatment free from major depression for 5 YEARS before they would consider me. I'm on medication and see my doctor regularly for it, and don't see that changing as it keeps my depression in check. So much for treatment free.
I could just cry. I am never going to be able to get insurance!!!!!!! I guess I'll just have to wait for however long health care reform takes to force an insurance company to take me and pray I don't get sick or have an accident in the meantime.