hi, glad this could come true for her. I do agree that insurance companies need to be in the business of insuring people and really insurance companies are nothing but big gamblers. this is what they need to stick to and not making medical decisions. But I don't want the government making decision on me either. So I agree that this is a great thing that the doctors and them did for her. But I don't think the healthcare plan that the president push thru is the answer. I do believe that the healthcare plan needed some fixing but not his way. Just my thoughts and not trying to start a political war here. So will not respond on list to the political part of this after this statement. sign, Joe Plummer (JP) joeplummer@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn Evans Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 4:52 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face When Obama care kicks in we want have to put up with this from the issurence companies. ----- Original Message ----- From: Barbara Lineberry <mailto:bkblpp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 4:18 PM Subject: [tabi] Re: New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face I saw this on Nightline last night. Wonderful story and the insurance company needs to learn what empathy is. ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynn Evans <mailto:evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@freelists.org Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 4:13 PM Subject: [tabi] New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face I wanted to share this because I thought it was a wonderful story. Prosthetic Face, Complete with Mascara The doctors also ensured Steltz's face came complete with makeup: They baked eyeliner, eye shadow and mascara directly into the mask and poked eyelashes into the silicon with tweezers. They took care to ensure the results were as real as possible. Getting the eyes down was of monumental importance, Over said. "If you drew a clock around the colored portion of the eye ... is that little glint in the same position in the left as it is on the right?" he asked. Steltz's procedure cost nearly $80,000, according to Dierks, but her health insurance <http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/chrissy-steltz-blinded-gunshot-prosthetic-f ace/story?id=11162243&page=3#> refused to cover the cost, saying hers was an aesthetic procedure. "This is certainly not a veneer on a front tooth," Over said. "It's just as much of a medical necessity as an arm or a leg." http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/chrissy-steltz-blinded-gunshot-prosthetic-fa ce/story?id=11162243&page=3 Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.