My mom died because she was too poor to afford a doctor
September 23, 2017 6:13 PM   Subscribe

My mom died because she was too poor to afford a doctor
While Congress debates a rollback of the ACA, I wrote my mom's story as a reminder that health care isn't just a line item on a budget spreadsheet.
Role: Writer, daughter
posted by missjenny (11 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by curious nu on September 23, 2017: My mom died because she was too poor to afford a doctor

I'm sorry this happened, but thank you for sharing this story.

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posted by limeonaire at 9:35 PM on September 23


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posted by janell at 10:21 PM on September 23


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posted by mordax at 11:45 PM on September 23


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posted by droplet at 5:34 AM on September 24


You have my condolences, missjenny. I lost my father a few weeks ago. I know how hard it is. Thank you for sharing this story.

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posted by homunculus at 11:20 AM on September 24


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posted by goshling at 7:46 PM on September 24


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Thank you.
posted by minsies at 8:03 AM on September 25


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Tears in my eyes. Health care "hearing" on C-SPAN in the background. Wish Sens. Graham and Cassidy et al. could read this. Impossible to think they wouldn't be moved.
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 12:53 PM on September 25


This was so beautifully written and so devastatingly sad. Thank you for writing it and sharing it.
posted by veggieboy at 2:49 PM on September 25


Thanks for posting this, missjenny.
posted by curious nu at 6:05 PM on September 25


I had no idea you had to endure so much growing up. Thanks for writing that and using your experience to make the case and help everyone else!
posted by ignignokt at 12:00 PM on September 30


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