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I started reading the blog Granny Gets a Vibrator a few weeks ago because it had some good discussions of race issues.

Recently the blogger, Liz, developed a health problem that led to a possible cancer diagnosis. She has no health insurance, so since then she has been battling her way through the nightmare of the public hospital bureaucracy trying to get a diagnosis and the proper treatment.

I'm really sad that this is happening. But she is writing about it absolutely
brilliantly and anyone with the slightest interest should go read her blog. It's syndicated here as grannyvibe.

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karenkay
Aug. 18th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
I used to read her irregularly; thanks for bringing this to my attention. Yes, it's sad, brilliant stuff.
slfisher
Aug. 19th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
How'd you guys stumble across her? I knew her from the Well.
firecat
Aug. 19th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
All of my blog reading pretty much started from Alas, A Blog and branched out from there; I found her via some race discussions in the blogosphere.
innerdoggie
Aug. 21st, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I've often worried when I've been without health insurance that I'd be diagnosed with cancer then.

I have decent insurance now, and I am going to make sure I can make the COBRA payments should I lose my job. Unfortunately, COBRA only lasts 18 months, and people are often unemployed for longer.

*sigh* National health insurance, anybody?
firecat
Aug. 21st, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
At the moment, you are guaranteed an individual plan after your COBRA runs out, via the HIPAA act. That is how I got my current insurance. I wasn't on Cobra, but I was on a professional association plan that got canceled.

Not that many people who are unemployed for a long time can afford these plans, but at least they exist. At least for now.
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