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!
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