Monday, August 9, 2010

Just die ...

Can it be any more obvious that they don't give a shit? Those who took the "public option" off the table from the get-go have these poor folks' blood on their hands. Those who call this "reform" should have taken deductibles into consideration. If you can't afford to pay your deductible, you can't afford your medications.

While politicians play games, people live with the economic fallout of their cowardice. Because this was a predictable problem, and the health care reform bill should have included free prescription coverage for people in situations like this:

In 2009 and 2010, as the economic collapse shuddered across the globe, oncologists in California noticed a troubling trend: Three patients who had had serious tumors under control for as long as eight years reappeared in the clinic with massive cancer regrowth which, in one case, required emergency surgery. In retrospect, this downturn in fortunes should have been predictable: The economic recession had forced the patients to discontinue a life-extending medication.


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