When I read Rick Ungar’s latest article in Forbes on single-payer healthcare, I emailed my rather wordy response to him and he encouraged me to post it as a comment on his piece. I did, but it was evidently too long for Forbes, since it didn’t appear when I scrolled through the comments today. So I’m posting it here. If you’d like to read Rick’s piece, click here. Continue reading
“My scans again showed progression. The cancer has continued to climb through my bones and is present throughout my sternum, ribs, clavicle, hip, and more. The cyberknife treatments, however, did work on my spine—good news!
“Unfortunately, there are too many ‘lesions’(hate that word) throughout my body for another concerted cyber treatment at this point (plus, even with insurance it was a ridiculously costly procedure—I am now on an 18-month payment plan for those five sessions—I liken it to a ‘car payment for sick people’!).”
That was an excerpt from my friend Jennie’s blog which chronicles her incredible journey from a small lump discovered in her breast to the cancer that has now metastasized throughout her body. Continue reading
It is not a gentle, kind hearted world we live in. And while it is still possible to be a gentle, kind hearted, compassionate person, as I believe the majority of single-payer supporters are, it seems clear that we need some “street fighters” if we are ever going to achieve our goal. Continue reading
But luckily, we know how to fix it!
It’s been a week since I returned from the Healthcare-NOW! conference in Houston and I think I’m finally coming back to Earth after feeling like I’d been zapped with some magical sort of enthusiastic energy and renewed resolve. Continue reading