The television commercials are captivating: How ordinary people – many of them “Real Americans” in Sarah Palin’s terms – find themselves with insufficient insurance coverage or no insurance to cover a medical event. There are more than 40 million Americans like this, and it is a situation we have to solve in the near-term.
When I was diagnosed with leukemia in 1996 I knew nothing about the disease except that it was deadly. I also didn’t know anyone with the condition, chronic lymphocytic leukemia. So, with help from a neighbor, I went on the Internet, found the right listerv on www.acor.org, and started corresponding with people with my condition [...]
It started on the flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara, California the other morning. The woman sitting next to me shared that she was flying down to visit her ailing 88-year-old father who was being admitted to hospice. Up until recently, she explained, he was a very vibrant senior – a former IRS accounting expert [...]
Let me start by saying a diagnosis of breast cancer can be terrifying. But so is a diagnosis of lung cancer, or leukemia, or multiple sclerosis.
So here we are in October again – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and the world is turning pink. Pink ribbons, pink yogurt, and this summer we had pink [...]