Research into Alopecia petition!
I don't know about you, but I get tired of insurance companies saying that alopecia is a cosmetic condition when in fact its an illness. I've had alopecia for 10+ years now on and off and I've tried all of the treatments and so forth and nothing has worked for me. When my hair did come back, it came back on it's own and then it left me again. Also, I can't even tell you how much $$ I have spent on wigs over the 10+ year span. My insurance company kept telling me that they will not reimburse the price for my wig because it's a cosmetic thing. I argued and argued with them but they did not budge. How is your hair falling out due to an autoimmune condition/illness a COSMETIC THING? For the life of me I could never comprehend it!
Hugh Gallagher created a petition exactly for this and your signatures are greatly needed! Thank you!
Here is the link to the petition - https://www.change.org/p/the-nhs-research-in-to-alopecia?recruiter=...
Thanks for posting this. I just finish signing hit. I think this is something we all need to sign.
I agree 100% and thanks for signing the petition DJ88 :)
Hi Singh -
Not a rant AT ALL :) I agree with you on all points and I feel the same way! You have brought up some awesome points btw!!
Yes, I saw the petition to change this rule on NAAF and I actually emailed the gentlemen within that petition to get the name and contact info for my local congressman so I can email them :)
Here is the info if you are interested -
Thanks so much for signing the petition :)))
I wouldn't be surprised Singh and that would be a dam shame! I hope this won't be the case but like I said, I wouldn't be surprised if it is. That's wonderful that you are reaching out to every avenue that you can. Let me know if you find anything new and I'll do it myself as well :)
Signed and sent!
You ROCK JeffreySF :) Thanks!!
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Thanks JeffreySF :) I'm on it!
Signed, sealed, delivered I'm yours!!! LOL
LOVE IT!!!!! :) Made me laugh this morning!! Thanks for that! I needed it!! Happy Friday!