What if you lived in a state, that the legislature would not increase Medicaid..
Statement from one of the latest victims of republican’s in office.. the young man’s Mother wrote this comment..
“I wasn’t even going to save the photo because I prefer to remember my son as a healthy, funny, hyperactive clown. But this is what I live with now — the memory of a gaunt, pain-wracked young man.
If Mike had been able to get the colonoscopies he needed, he would still be the person I want to remember.
Instead, we as a society refuse to extend care to all human beings, and 17,000 people die each year in states that have refused to expand Medicaid to cover people in poverty. In North Carolina alone, that number is 2,800. That’s seven people a day. Seven human beings who were loved by their family and friends, just as my son was.
I helped organize a die-in this last week in Raleigh, and the eulogist, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, suggested we have open-casket funerals for the people who die from lack of care so people can see the result of our state’s politicians’ uncaring attitude toward the lives of the people they are supposed to be serving.”
Now what if this were your son.. your brother.. your husband..
The next time you even consider voting for a republican candidate for any reason.. Remember this young Man’s face.
My Brother died in June of 2008, he did not have insurance.. He had cancer and the cancer effected his eating.. So I look at this young man and his hallowed checks and I remember my brother.. One of the finest men I have ever known.. Great Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Grandfather.. Kind, gentle, and one of the best home builders the State of NC, SC, Georgia ever had.. But, With the lack of insurance the blood transfusions that were allowing my Albert to live.. were far and few in between, at a cost of over 5,000.00 per transfusion.. The tumors in his esophagus would tear away and the bleeding was slow and continuous.. Until you’ve lost a loved one, to the horrors of death.. you might not understand.. Nor would I ever wish that loss on anyone..