I’ve said before I’m an overstuffed kid. But I really have a soft spot for companies & nonprofits that raise transplant awareness through toys.
I may never run for public office, though I am sorely tempted at times.
Recounting past experiences (prior to social media) is a lion’s share of the reason why, I think.
I don’t really circulate petitions unless I feel they fight a real credible threat to someone else.
When I say I’m in recovery from my job, I’m only half joking about that.
My employer & the self-funded insurance market was a hell of a lot more fair & equitable than most of the major players in the fully insured health insurance sector that most of us are used to dealing with. There are things I miss about working in it, but definitely others I don’t.
Because we had to report results & answers to multiple entities (employers, insurance network partners, subscribers alike) & had to account for everything, there was more transparency than what most employers get from standard (or fully insured plans).
I see this even my own company insurance.
I learned how the health insurance market works overall over the past 3 or more years (still continue to) & I’m glad I did.
I’ve been in a better position to successfully navigate the bureaucratic end of transplant as it comes up than I would have been without that experience.
There are many things that I don’t agree with but understand about the industry itself.
In fairness, I also didn’t fully grasp what happened behind the scenes (or otherwise) until I was there doing the daily grind & saw it in action myself.
For me, it’s conflicting at times.
I waited to comment on this campaign until after it was over. I didn’t want it to color or cloud the novelty & I also wanted an honest evaluation of meeting the outlined expectations & goals. The TS Alliance works very hard on creating new & innovative ways to fund research. I will always appreciate & champion that. That said, I do think this is worthy of a larger discussion because certainly other organizations will see this & try & copy or put their own spin on it; which could raise some potential red flags. I’m not “picking on” the organization with these thoughts. I’m playing devil’s advocate because I know other organizations are certain to see this. They’ll also want to try to replicate it for themselves (like any new idea). They may already be doing that & I’m just not aware of it.