This Isn’t About Politics. This Is About Basic Human Rights, Health Care Reform
As thyroid patients and patients with chronic conditions, our medical expenses are outrageous. Some of us have lost our homes, while others have lost the ability to work; and as a result, our insurance. Undoubtedly, this is just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, post-diagnosis, many of us are no longer eligible for private health insurance. Sadly, we don’t get the treatment we need; we’re forced to put our lives at risk more than we already have. This on top of everything else, we should tolerate?!
We struggle daily to manage our conditions, add to that finding a doctor willing to partner with us in achieving wellness, add to that the inability to afford insurance and, or treatment for our respective conditions and what do we have? Death, unless you know something I don’t.
Additionally, those without a chronic condition who can’t afford insurance shouldn’t be denied basic health care; nobody should. Health Care Reform is a human rights issue, not a political issue.
Recently, we posted about Martin Bosworth’s death, a dear friend and fellow community member. He struggled to get insurance and couldn’t. He fought passionately and dedicatedly for health care reform. Our comments applauded his efforts and celebrated his endeavor. Let’s continue fighting.
What can we do for health care reform, for our community and every American? Over the next 48 hours, urge everyone we know to contact our local congress person. Call Washington and the District Office. Click this link for details.
In case you missed it: Please read today’s Going For The Throat: Awareness, Or How My View Of The World Reads Like A NATO Press Conference. Robyn’s post is about the necessity for universal awareness and more. In my opinion, this sentence embodies her post: “Because, what I do know is that it’s all related to our health, we just don’t know it yet. “Robyn Davis Hahn. Many people have shared their thoughts with Robyn. We encourage you to continue connecting with her and each other.