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Nothing to add. Poignant.

Originally posted to WheninRome on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 07:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by Personal Storytellers.

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  •  Thanks for posting (3+ / 0-)
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    WheninRome, mama jo, Preston S

    The saddest thing about her story is that it's such a common story in the US, and it doesn't have to be that way.

    I knew that she had gone through cancer treatment but I did not know it had been coming back.  When you hear what people have to go through simply to stay alive...it's heartbreaking.  As a Canadian living in a society where the idea of people not having health care sounds like something from the Dark Ages, I really hope that Obama wins, Obamacare remains the law of the land, and that it serves as a springboard so that someday there will be a true, American, single-payer, public healthcare system.

    And to Tracy: hang in there!  There are people out there rooting for you and for everyone else who really needs Obamacare.

  •  It's kind of sad that it was determined to not (3+ / 0-)
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    mama jo, WheninRome, marykk

    fully implement the ACA until 2014.

  •  She is talking about my nightmare-- (3+ / 0-)
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    roundhead, WheninRome, marykk

    my daughter went thru the same treatment as Tracy
    when she was in her teens, for Hodgkins Disease.

    We had a hard time getting insurance for her after that;
    had to go outside our plan to purchase another policy--
    and it was really expensive.

    I am so afraid for her--and all the others like her--
    if the ACA is overturned.  She's an adult now with
    a family of her own, but it terrifies me what can happen
    if mitt were to be elected....

    and the "free market" is left unchecked to turn people into

    Unfortunate Acceptable Loss
  •  Wow. I had no idea she was going through this. (2+ / 0-)
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    marykk, WheninRome

    First, my best wishes to Tracy Nelson, and thanks for making this courageous video.

    I am currently trying to pay off two Dr. bills for my son. One from over a year ago that should be paid off in 4 mos. or so, and another I am negotiating (I hope). These need to be paid off because I just had PT for tendinitis, an MRI which found spinal stenosis and an ultra sound leading to a biopsy Tues. (yes, election day - I voted early) for possible uterine cancer. I'm scared, not just about the cancer, but about how I'm going to pay all the bills. And I HAVE "good" insurance. Any other country in the civilized world...we all know the truth. As George Carlin said, we are corporately owned.

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