My Healthcare Story – Ed Schilling

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...

My Healthcare Story – Kathy Varnam

I have always been responsible for getting health insurance, either privately, or group health insurance through my job. However, since becoming unemployed and the COBRA subsidy ending, I am no longer able to afford health insurance, and I have also been denied...

My Healthcare Story – Cynthia DeCuir

This is the last straw. Our so-called “affordable” insurance, through AARP Aetna, will not cover preventive colon cancer screening, except once every TEN years — and then only if the screening is “routine” vs. “diagnostic.”...

My Healthcare Story – Grant Marcus

While a full-time, working registered nurse, I had returned to school to write and get a master’s degree in English. The research I had to do for my thesis was grueling the last semester. Since I was healthy, and rarely sick, I thought I would go to work part...