As the heath care debate booms along, may we introduce you to Jennifer? Jennifer lost her dad suddenly and when he was quite young. He had no health insurance and died of preventable causes, leaving her mom to raise her kids alone. Then there's Diane, whose uninsured daughter-in-law died of cancer that went undiagnosed until it was too late, and whose uninsured son can't keep up with the bills to treat his leukemia. You get the picture. Depressing stuff, but also real, live, human stuff.This new website, Stories of Health, is trying to highlight the impact this broken system has had on real people-vets, moms, doctors, tough guys, you name it. There are those with health insurance screwed by the fine print, those uninsured altogether, those who receive Medicaid but struggle.Watch a couple of the vids. It only takes a minute or two, and it puts a human face on the fight.
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