Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lack of health insurance kills

On July 3, a 30 year old woman died from breast cancer, just over a year from when she was diagnosed. She had found a lump and didn't go to the doctor because she had no insurance. When she finally went she was diagnosed at stage III. The she became stage IV in December even though she had treatment. Her colleagues rallied around her and helped raise money for her medical costs.

This young woman was actually a clown porn star and relatively famous. While her profession is certainly one which I would not have chosen, she should not be judged on that. It only matters that we need to prevent these stories from occurring.

1 comment:

Nancy's Point said...

I agree with you completely. Keep speaking out. Thank you.

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