Usually my eyes just glaze over when there is a series of "personal narrative" out of context "news"stories strung together with little adherence to actual factual details (memo to Amy: MS does not cause "black spots" on MRI scans--the "spots" are usually bright on key sequences). The lady featured above has lived in many states. Why is Texas to blame for her specific dilemma-having MS, i.e.? It sounds as though she does need to be with her adult son in Maryland and she made the correct decision in moving from rural Texas (rural healthcare is not usually the best) to urban Maryland. (BTW the Maryland health care exchange has had some problems according to the WP and has failed to the extent that 120 million tax dollars have been wasted) Ms. Silverstein however does reveal a few interesting facts about this mutant bastard law: "TDI has received 1 milion dollars from the Feds under this law and- failing to get anything done(sic)- returned only $100 thousand. " The problem with the law is that it continues to be a cash cow for insurance companies and their self promotional state bureaucracies such as the Texas Dept of Insurance(TDI) . Health Insurers are huge lobbyists in DC targeting and giving campaign contributions to both parties.They seem to be profiting enormously from this legislation. The legislation could not be more pro-insurance industry if they had written it themselves (some say they did). When we all get tired of being ripped off, why don't we all work together to get a coherent national health care policy enacted? (I wish).