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  •  Young people don't need insurance? (3+ / 0-)
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    HappyinNM, SingleVoter, Dirtandiron

    Sadly, here is a list of fundraisers we have attended (or otherwise supported) since July:

    Fundraising lunch and dinner (different days) for teenage girl seriously injured in accident.  She was hospitalized in pediatric ICU for 21 days and has now graduated to a regular room.  She is in a halo and will need extensive rehab. The family has NO insurance on the children.

    Fundraising dinner for 20-something girl with cancer.  She has NO insurance.

    Fundraising lunch and golf tournament (different days) for 20-something young man recently diagnosed with aggressive cancer.  He has NO insurance and is self-employed and unable to work.

    This Sunday:  Lunch & silent auction for family of young boy killed in auto accident.  He was hospitalized for less than 48 hrs.  but ran up several hundred thousand dollars of medical expense, plus the funeral & burial.  The family has NO insurance.

    This Sunday afternoon:  Bake sale for 8 yr. old girl who suffered a massive stroke and will be hospitalized and in rehab for up to a year.  The family has NO insurance.

    Life is fragile.  No young person thinks "it" will happen to them - but I see it all around.  Americans should NOT have to pay medical bills with fundraisers.

    The truth always matters.

    by texasmom on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 10:10:32 AM PDT

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