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  •  So glad you made it - (7+ / 0-)

    In 1944 a girl was born in Mass Gen'l, with one of the best OB/GYN doctors in the Harvard neighborhood in attendance.  Another good medical neighborhood.  She had spina bifida, club feet, and other problems and supposedly died rather quickly.  

    (On a related note, I have a lower vertebrae fused to part of my pelvic bone, so clearly there are genetic problems in that area.  This was confirmed by genetic testing.)

    I don't think my mother ever got over it.  It is understandable what your parents went through, especially while they waited.  
    By the '50's, if you were working, you could get BC/BS, but I do think for some there was just partial coverage.  By that time my mother was a divorced, single mom, working as an executive secretary to the president of a small manufacturing company.

    It wasn't until the mid-late 60's that really good 100% coverage started to be available.  In part because the nation was hiring like crazy, and the competition for workers for certain jobs was fierce.  At that time Mr P was hired by a fortune 500 company and promised those same benefits for life.   HA!!!

    A couple of months ago, we were talking with another of our generation (born in '40's) , and noting that all of us, if we interviewed for a job and wanted it, we got it.

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