[SpamCop-Social] Re: The irony....
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Sun Feb 23 17:59:31 EST 2003
| I imagine it would be hard to feel generous after all they'd been through
but it still galls me that
| someone donated organs for their child twice, and they didn't see fit to
| the same.
| Well ya know, she's dead, she wouldn't have noticed being 'touched'. I
| think they'll regret that decision some time down the line.
| > **Any normal citizen without and insurance card probably wouldn't get
| a foot in the door of Duke Hospital without an insurance card in their
| > There are so many people who go without treatment because they have no
| > insurance, and old people who have worked all their lives have to
| choose between buying their medicine and eating, it shouldn't be that way
| It is truly a disgusting situation. I know someone (friend of a friend)
| who is diabetic and had to choose between paying for his insulin or
| eating and paying the rent, with the result that his health was
| suffering. That's just wrong. But of course now that Bush is about to
| hand over billions to Turkey there is no chance in hell that anyone on
| prescription drugs in this country is going to get any sort of help.
Duke did not fund the trasplant. None of the transplant groups will take
patients without $$ in the bank. These were collected from the public and
Duke and a lot of other teaching hospitals carry the load for folk without
insurance or the resources to self pay.
The ones that are really hurting are the ones with 'insurance' that denies
coverage. I always wondered what was worse ... no insurance or under
As to the friend without $$ for meds. Check on
http://www.rxassist.org/default.cfm they are a free program where some
charge $5 per script to process (reasonable as I do that here for folk in
our area and it is a PIA)
The rxassist site has links to other program.
I am very troubled that the family refused to donate her organs. My mother
in law was @ 90 to old to donate in the normal sense but was able to partic
ipate in an Altizmer (spl) study and had arraigned for them to take her
brain. I found out later that one of the hardest things for the researches
to come by are healthy older brains for comparison. Her gift was especially
useful as she had taken all of the physicals and test while she was alive so
they had especially good data.
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