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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 04:17 PM
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Uninsured Little Rock Amputee Cant Get Prosthesis
By: Teddy Partridge Saturday November 21, 2009 11:52 am


Really, it doesnt get much worse than this: a man injured on the job whose injury resulted in his leg being amputated below the knee. He cant get a prosthetic leg from the manufacturer because he has no health insurance. And since he cant work without a leg, he cant get a job that might offer health insurance.

Bill Clinton and Blanche Lincoln need to explain to Keith Hitchcock why they arent at the Little Rock health fair, despite its having been "politicized" by Keith Olbermann, whose MSNBC viewers raised more than $1.7 million for this and other free clinics.

Why cant Keith Hitchcock get a prosthetic leg? Is this the kind of health care your constituents deserve, Senator Lincoln? Is this the kind of health care your donors offer your constituents? Say it aint so, Blanche, say it aint so!






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Asthmatic Texan Drives 5 Hours to Health Fair & Tells Senators: Have a Heart!
By: Teddy Partridge Saturday November 21, 2009 12:11 pm

Cindy Howell drove five hours from her Dallas home to see a doctor at the Little Rock health fair today. She has $30,000 of credit card debt from her last five years of Texas Risk Pool premiums, but she cant get mammograms or preventive care under her plan. She pays $126 for one asthma medication but she skips doses to make it last longer.

What does Cindy have to say to the politicians in Washington voting on health care debate tonight? "Have a heart!"

Are you listening, John Cornyn? Are you listening, Kay Bailey Hutchison? This is your constituent who drove five hours to another state capital so that she could get the health care she cant afford under your states risk pool plan.

"Have a heart!"




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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 04:31 PM
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Stage-Three-Cancer Arkansan Hasnt Seen Doctor in 7 Years
By: Teddy Partridge Saturday November 21, 2009 12:38 pm

"Should any American really be subjected to this kind of treatment?

(...)

Are these the people youll deny Public Option?"

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