Blogging for the uninsured: getting health care access for everyone
One of the causes that I follow and blog about occasionally is the issue of health care access. Recently on my personal blog I posted my four reasons for healthcare reform.
Zane Safrit is a fellow blogger that often writes about health care. (Here’s a link to many of his healthcare posts.)
Via Zane’s Twitter stream I found this link to a New York Times article. It reports that Millions With Chronic Disease Get Little to No Treatment because they are among the nation’s growing ranks of uninsured.
I also recently discovered another passionate blogger who’s right in the heart of helping the uninsured. Brenda Hook works at Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith, Arkansas and writes about providing health care for the uninsured on The Samaritan’s Blog.
I’m really excited about learning more from Brenda. While I know about the health care problem and have had some limited experience with it, she has a lot of direct experience. Take yesterday’s post for example. She explains why most unemployed people do not have COBRA. I have gone through a layoff where the COBRA was totally unaffordable. Thankfully it was a short period of unemployment and I didn’t get sick. But I imagine the thousands of families, especially those with chronic conditions, who go unemployed for months, what a stress that would be.