We think it’s sad that it’s come to this:
Q: I am extremely worried about losing my health-care coverage. My wife was recently diagnosed with a serious medical condition which will eventually require an organ transplant, followed by long-term medical care.
Because our industry is prone to erratic business cycles, layoffs are always a possibility. If I were to lose my job, I have no idea how we would manage without health insurance. Even if I found a position with another company, a new policy might not cover my wife’s pre-existing condition.
I’m trying to decide whether to tell my manager about my wife’s medical issues. In the event of a layoff, I would like him to know that I’m willing to take a significant pay cut in order to remain employed and keep my insurance. Do you think I should talk to him?
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