Sandy Kintz of Westport, New York, is a lung cancer survivor, but her daily life is anything but carefree. The former nurse has to use two inhalers and is unable to walk more than 60 feet without stopping because she has such difficulty breathing. She can’t afford all of her prescribed medication and explains simply, “Some drugs I can’t afford, so I gave them up.” You read that right: A cancer survivor has to give up prescribed medication because she cannot afford it. How ridiculous is that?
Shows the number of people in each state who have cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease and who rely on Medicaid, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic group.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
This blog was written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and originally featured on CNN.
July 5, 2000, was going to be a magical day as my husband and I traveled to New York City for my scheduled C-section in great anticipation of welcoming the newest member of our family. Our 2-year-old son, Spencer, was going to be a big brother.
When people talk about how expensive health care is, they are often talking about how expensive it is for people who don’t have insurance. The thinking goes that if a person has insurance, they don’t have to worry about high medical bills. After all, that’s why we have insurance in the first place.
As of September 23, 2010, no child can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition and parents with sick children across the United States breathe a huge sigh of relief. But what options do adults with pre-existing conditions have? We’re glad you asked.
Each year about 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 4,000 American women die from the disease. While this number has decreased over the last few decades, it should be drastically lower because cervical cancer is easily treated and prevented.
A compilation of consumer fact sheets on new patient protections under the Affordable Care Act.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like yesterday that Sarah Palin was speaking into every microphone she could find lamenting that health reform would lead to President Obama personally pulling the plug on your grandma.
Well, you’ll be happy to know that it’s been exactly one year since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama and not one beloved grandmother has been subjected to a death panel.
A new website offers a clickable interactive map with statistics about how the Affordable Care Act has and will affect the residents each state. The site, HealthCareandYou.org, is sponsored by national health care organizations such as AARP, American Cancer Society, and the American Medical Association. You can learn things about your state or click on a friend’s to see what’s happening there.