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We are living the Hunger Games. nytimes.com/2020/02/01/us/…
Cancer is financially toxic in the US unlike almost anywhere else. Cancer patients have almost triple the rate of bankruptcies of others the same age. And those who go bankrupt have a higher death rate. nytimes.com/2019/02/21/wel…
Ironically, in prison they will be forced to cover the chemotherapy costs for the young woman. In some places, inmates are being released just to avoid paying their medical bills—and then rearrested when they have recovered. propublica.org/article/these-…
Universal coverage — whether through Medicare for all or fully implementing Obamacare—reduces mortality and medical debt and bankruptcies. But we have been going backwards for the last three years, increasing our uninsured and weakening coverage, driving deductibles ever higher.
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