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  • Writer's pictureAnnelise

The Blessing of Medicare and a Story of Death By Diabetes

"Medicare is a blessing. Don't decrease these benefits which are granted to all citizens in civilized nations today. Medicare covers 80 percent. With the increasing medical fees today, even the average person is finding it difficult to come up with 20 percent of the costs. Many of these illnesses are a result of former administrations (especially GWB) lack of or refusal to control our environment from contaminants. Therefore I feel the USA should pick up a higher medical tab. On the other hand, I have just been told that my cousin in Connecticut is diabetic. He recently lost his job and insurance benefits. His brother found him dead in his apartment, most likely from a lack of medication he could not afford."
- Allen, Kinderhook, NY 12106

Story collected by the Susan G. Komen Advocacy Alliance

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