Health is very personal, for all of us. In fact there are few things more important in life than health, family, and faith. Especially as you get older, which I understand better and better each year, health issues increase and can make you feel very vulnerable — even if you have health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, you are more than vulnerable — you are in great danger.
On a personal level, I have been though serious prostate cancer, the diagnosis and treatment of which was only made possible by my health provider and the NIH, where I was sent for surgery. If I was on my own, without health insurance and connections to great doctors, I would likely be dead by now, given how far along my prostate cancer had gotten before it was discovered. It would likely have been discovered and treated too late. I would be gone, and Joy, Luke, and Jack would be without a husband and father.
Even with health insurance, you can feel very vulnerable when…
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