aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

A widow lets her paintbrush do the talking for health care reform

Her husband's ordeal:

The famous painting of Marat she used as inspiration:

NPR had a moving story about a woman who dealt first hand with the craziness of our so-called health care “system” when her husband got kidney cancer.

“Fred was being transferred to a new hospital and Regina needed records of Fred's many tests and treatments from the old hospital. "I had gone down to medical records," Holliday says, "and they said, 'That'll be 73 cents a page and a 21-day wait.' I said, 'My husband is upstairs with Stage IV kidney cancer in your hospital and you're telling me I have to wait 21 days? Everything's on the computer. All you got to do is print it out and you're going to make me wait 21 days?' And they're like, 'Yeah, that's just the way it is.' I was floored."”

You can read, see, and hear more about this story here.

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