She could not afford insurance but was not poor enough to get Medicaid for her breast cancer. A doctor cut off her breast but she was forced into massive debt for treatment.
Breast Cancer dreadful story
Near the end of our Politics Done Right show after hearing a rather sad story about our dreadful healthcare system, this savagery of our system towards a breast cancer patient hurt to the core. This and many other stories are just manifestations that dictate the need for Single-Payer Medicare for All.
The caller is from San Antonio. Texas is one of the states that did not accept the Medicaid Expansion to the Affordable Care Act. In other words, the taxpayers of this rich state are paying for something their citizens who cannot afford insurance cannot use. It’s an economic drag on the state. Worse, our Republican legislature is committing voluntary homicide on its citizens by denying them available services even if not the ideal solution.