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    Cyburbian imaplanner's avatar
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    That's absolutely ridiculous that they could fire you for being gay. What the hell is wrong with people in this country?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Well, I had not posted here because I didn't have any good advice beyond that already provided. Sounds like you are heading in the right direction.

    But I did feel compelled to add my voice to the supporters. I hate dealing with health insurance companies anyway and this kind of ridiculous cap would just send me over the edge. Time to join the civilized world, people!

    Keep us posted - Cyburbia's got your back for sure. And I'm sorry you are having to deal with this now when you really shouldn't be worrying about anything but the little one's sleeping, eating and pooping.
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    Good News Update

    I just received notification that my son will be added to the policy after all!!!!!!

    I'm not sure if one of my attorneys called and did some heavy lifting and I just haven't heard about it yet, or if it was my boss and my boss' boss fighting about it on my behalf, but they have changed their minds.

    I can stop stressing out and don't have to go on welfare!

    Hip hip hurray!
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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That's great news!
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    Bravo, TS, bravo.
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    Fantastic news, TS! Yay!!!

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    Congratulations! That is great news!
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    The system at work! Great to hear!! Congrats!
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    Great news for all of you!
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    These are the growing pains that the country will be going through for many years as we transition from "traditional" families to "non-traditional" families. Old government and insurance structure is not flexible as we all know so trying to apply any amount of thought or rationale won't get you far. I'm sorry you have to go through this and hope some resolve can come without the lawyers and courts.


    ..... and after I wrote that I see that all is resolved, glad the tyke has coverage.
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    Wonderful news, TS.
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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    I just received notification that my son will be added to the policy after all!!!!!!

    I'm not sure if one of my attorneys called and did some heavy lifting and I just haven't heard about it yet, or if it was my boss and my boss' boss fighting about it on my behalf, but they have changed their minds.

    I can stop stressing out and don't have to go on welfare!

    Hip hip hurray!
    Congrats!!! I wonder if the voter approval of same-sex marriage laws yesterday had anything to do with it. There's been a sea change in attitudes towards same sex marriage in just the last year or so (even since NY approved it), from only a plurality of Americans approving it to a small majority in favor of it.
    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. -- John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

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    Fat Cat

    I am happy for you and yours

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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    These are the growing pains that the country will be going through for many years as we transition from "traditional" families to "non-traditional" families. Old government and insurance structure is not flexible as we all know so trying to apply any amount of thought or rationale won't get you far. I'm sorry you have to go through this and hope some resolve can come without the lawyers and courts.


    ..... and after I wrote that I see that all is resolved, glad the tyke has coverage.
    Agreed. And yay!!!!
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    I just received notification that my son will be added to the policy after all!!!!!!

    I'm not sure if one of my attorneys called and did some heavy lifting and I just haven't heard about it yet, or if it was my boss and my boss' boss fighting about it on my behalf, but they have changed their minds.

    I can stop stressing out and don't have to go on welfare!

    Hip hip hurray!
    Way to fight the system!
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    Congrats!

    Hugs all around!

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    Quote Originally posted by Linda_D View post
    Congrats!!! I wonder if the voter approval of same-sex marriage laws yesterday had anything to do with it. There's been a sea change in attitudes towards same sex marriage in just the last year or so (even since NY approved it), from only a plurality of Americans approving it to a small majority in favor of it.
    I was wondering the same thing. Turns out neither of my attorneys had contacted them yet, so the change of opinion must have stemmed from my boss going down there and advocating for me. I suspect the election results also influenced this decision. So glad to have this battle over without the costs of paying for attorneys and going to court, but I am relieved there are attorneys out there who could and would have fought for us!

    Thanks for all the support from my Cyburbia family too!
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