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Doing What We Must: Surviving If You Can’t Pay For Drugs

May 28, 2017

An area where our health care system falls far short of ideal. The Affordable Care Act hasn’t solved it. The GOP’s American Health Care Act, as passed in the House of Representatives, would only exacerbate it further. Single-payer, anyone? – RJC

SERENDIPITY

Case Management

When you are diagnosed with an illness for which there is no cure, but long time survival is possible, you quickly learn that the most important case manager you will ever have is yourself.  You need to learn everything you can to survive — legally and, if necessary, illegally.  You tend to drop your concern for law when your life is at stake, especially when you will “First, do no harm” (Primum non nocere), the oath of doctors and others helping people survive.

Support group members will urge you to not merely educate yourself about the disease, but to get a good case manager. After you understand all your treatment options and the decisions you will have to make, your case manager can help you navigate the maze of health care bureaucracy. This is important for everyone, whether or not they have a job or insurance. Anyone can be…

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One Comment
  1. Yes definitely – single payer is the only answer. The US is the only industrialized country that doesn’t provide publicly funded health care for all its citizens.

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