My name is Jane Lang of Salem, N.H., a 64-years-young woman without health insurance and this is my story.
This is a photo of Jane and the nurses who helped her. Jane was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer only months away from qualifying for Medicare. But as she says, cancer doesn't wait.
Ah, Medicare, get me to the promised land, dear Lord.
You have to ask yourself, why was this cancer diagnosed at stage 4? If you connect the very grotesque dots, it's because this poor woman had no insurance, and could not access routine preventive healthcare.
I had my surgery and now will start with radiation and chemo next week. I am currently in debt for over $15,000 and covered for Medicaid through June 30 when I will have to re-apply again.
I cannot wait until I turn 65 next February when I am enrolled in the Medicare program.
May I request that this diary be shared on Twitter using the hashtags #singlepayer #Medicareforall
For me, there is only one question: does the government have any responsibility to ensure its citizens have access to affordable healthcare? When everything else is stripped away, this is the question at the core of the healthcare debate.
We've lost over 3000 American men and women in Iraq to guarantee the Iraqi people single payer healthcare.
When the much anticipated Supreme Court ruling is announced, you won't hear much about people like Jane Lang. This is way too ugly for CNN and the pundits.
When the decision is announced, if the ACA is eviscerated or destroyed, will world leaders condemn this country for allowing these gross and barbaric human rights violations to continue unabated?