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US Health Care Fails Amputee

Post Date: August 22nd, 2013

peter at workI lived in San Francisco from 1979 until July 2008. Health costs and housing costs are the two things that slow my efforts to return. It’s home and I miss it.

On October 9, 1992, a Swedish tourist in a rental car hit me [...]

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Insurance Companies Gouging School Districts

Post Date: April 27th, 2013

I’m an elementary school teacher in Santa Cruz. In 2008 and 2009, I paid about $400 out of pocket to ensure my family, in addition to my school district’s contribution. In October of 2010, my rate increased 200% to $1,200 per month out of my pocket with an additional $650 per month paid by my [...]

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I was a low priority patient

Post Date: April 27th, 2013
Ed Schilling Story

In the middle of September 2001, just after 9/11, my wife lost her job at Medtronic in Santa Rosa, California. Medtronic makes medical devices like stents and catheters, but the company at that time moved its production line work to India. My wife lost her medical insurance for herself and our family. Later that month, [...]

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