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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:50 AM
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Mississippi - Benefit for 25 Year Old Cancer Patient Planned
Another sad story of a young person without health insurance getting stricken with a life threatening disease:

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20090911/NEW...

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A cancer awareness family fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Petal Relay Park to benefit a Pine Belt woman.

Jamie Lambert, 25, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. She underwent surgery and continues to undergo chemotherapy.
Items donated by local businesses will be raffled to raise money for cancer awareness and to help Lambert with her medical bills. Lambert plans to give a portion of the donations to the American Cancer Society.
Lambert is the mother of two and does not have health insurance.
Barbecue plates will be available for purchase. There will also be a bake sale and games for children.
For details, contact Rhonda Edwards at 441-5370.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:54 AM
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1. Aw jeez. Mississippi. Not optimistic, but wishing her the best.
:(
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:55 AM
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2. This is the health care solution
the Republicans want. Let your neighbors chip in to pay for your health care. Isn't that what Coburn told that poor woman whose husband needed dialysis - get you neighbors to help out.

That will be the next big thing. Bake sales for chemo. Like selling enough cakes will put a dent in the cost of chemo.

I get more and more angry the more I read about things like this.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:16 AM
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6. Don't get me started about Coburn!
Let me talk a little bit about what happened to my family. My mother was crippled when she was 55. Too young for Medicare. Dad made too much for Medicaid. Nobody helped us. DO YOU HEAR ME COBURN? NOBODY HELPED US!

Blue Cross delayed payments and denied claims for care Mom needed. Bill collectors came after us. Mom and Dad prayed for a miracle. It never came. DO YOU HEAR ME COBURN? Your God NEVER intervened to help them!

I wound up taking care of my mother for several years after Blue Cross cut off assistance payments. Other family members sat back and did nothing to help us. DO YOU HEAR ME COBURN? Family members sat back and did nothing!

I wound up busting my IRA to pay for a procedure Mom needed because Blue Cross wouldn't pay. HELLO, COBURN, ARE YOU LISTENING? The money ran out

Eventually, Dad started borrowing money on credit cards and predatory lenders fleeced him. Bottom line--they lost their house. YOU HEAR ME COBURN? You let them steal their house!

The contempt I have for liars like Coburn knows no bounds.


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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:25 AM
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3. One is constantly reminded of the line from Sicko: Who are we?
My heart goes out to her.
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:12 AM
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4. Welcome to America.....
if you get diagnosed with a terminal disease, tough luck, you're on your own. What an absolutely terrible system we have here, compared to all other civilized countries out there the US is pretty behind on a lot of things, not just health care. By the time we manage to catch up all other 1st world nations will still be ahead of the curve.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:57 AM
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5. Cake for Chemo. I would say "only in America," but I actually
read about a benefit for a cancer patient in New Brunswick, Canada. Of course the money raised was for living expenses while she was getting her government-provided medical care at a major Canadian hospital.
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