I am still shocked of Linda's sudden passing. One thing that I sure hope wasn't part of the equation was this; did Linda hold off on seeing a Doctor because of her lack of insurance? I can't help but wonder how many workers from the pulp mill are avoiding seeking medical treatment for this reason. I just seen Linda just a few weeks ago, so this is just shocking for us who worked with her.
I talked to two neighbors yesterday who have no insurance. One was a guy in his early 20's, he is applying for Medi Cal and worked full time for a few years at a place that had no medical benefits and he needs knee surgery. The other was a lady in her 60's whose husband passed a few years ago. She has no insurance and is trying to get Medi Care.
We need Single Payer Health or Universal Health Coverage!
HCSO, Arcata Fire and medical dispatched to 2300 block of Mckinleyville - Scanner call and sirens about an hour ago. 2300 block of Mckinleyville Avenue, suspicious circumstances/ possible drug overdose. Medical, Arcata Fire, HCS...
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