The results of monetizing a human life

“The results of monetizing a human life.” By Landis Vance, Open Salon on Jun. 20, 2013.

I haven´t written in a long time because metastatic cancer, after awhile, is boring. It is the same ups and downs and treatment decisions and disappointing scan results and hope for the future that turns eventually to despair. However, today there is something new in the mix and it needs to be out there, People need to know what this part of the experience is from the inside – and I am talking about our medical system in the US and how insurance in the end is a battle between insurers wanting cancer patients to die so they can quit paying on claims – and cancer patients wanting to live and wanting to be seen as more than an impact on someone´s bottom line.

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