Thread: Obama worker's dying wish
#1 Obama worker's dying wish02-08-2010, 11:37 PM
A worker who has been with Obma's team for a while has died from breast cancer. She died because she didn't have insurance. All through the campaign she fought through the cancer without any insurance. It seems that her condition was not a secret. I'm curious; why didn't Obama see to it that the people slaving away to get him elected and promoting his agenda have health insurance? Especially one poor lady who was dying from cancer?
I wouldn't normally call out her condition to make a political point but according to Obama her dying wish was just too special to ignore. Her dying wish was to be buried in an Obama T-shirt. The crowd reaction shortly after the 8.5 min mark is priceless.
Last edited by AlmostThere; 02-08-2010 at 11:40 PM.Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
SonnabendGuest02-09-2010, 06:12 AMA worker who has been with Obma's team for a while has died from breast cancer. She died because she didn't have insurance. All through the campaign she fought through the cancer without any insurance
EDIT: Not CS but Darth Misha and BINGO
When Melanie Shouse began feeling ill, eventually finding a lump in her breast, she couldn't afford a doctor. She and her partner had just used their savings to open a business. A year later, doctors told her she had terminal, stage four breast cancer.
She spent the next 4½ years fighting for health care reform that she didn't live to see pass.Ms. Shouse died Saturday (Jan. 30, 2010) at her home in Overland. She was 41. In addition to advocating affordable health care for everyone, she was an activist for clean energy, economic reform and public transportation.
She took the bus to and from her chemotherapy appointments in the Central West End. Then she'd pick up a sign or banner and walk a picket line. "This was an extraordinary woman, who never gave up hope that she could make a difference," said Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation.
Ms. Shouse grew up in Indiana, graduated from high school in Plano, Texas, and then from Texas A&M University with a major in biology. She moved to San Francisco, where she met her future partner, Steve Hart, on a picket line. They were together for 20 years. They moved to St. Louis and opened Sweet Meat Stix in St. Ann, selling meat from humanely raised beef.
She set goals for surviving her cancer. She campaigned for Barack Obama for president, telling herself she had to make it through the primaries, then Election Day and, later, the inaugural. In a speech in November at the Arch grounds, she spoke about the need to "take on the Big Insurance Monopoly and liberate American families from the slavery of skyrocketing insurance premiums and canceled coverage, which leave millions of us in a state of perpetual fear and insecurity ..."
Using herself as an example, Ms. Shouse said she had put off going to a doctor because her health insurance policy had a $5,000 deductible. She called it "'hit by a bus' kind of insurance." When the insurance company wouldn't pay for a treatment that Ms. Shouse believed would help her, friends protested at the company.
Insurance officials refused to accept their petition and called police, recalled a friend, Kathy Geldbach. One of the police officers took the petition, "marched up the company's steps and strongly encouraged those men to look at the petition," Geldbach said.
U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro of Connecticut called Ms. Shouse a week ago in a final, unsuccessful effort to get the insurance company to approve the treatment. Ms. Shouse did extensive research trying to help herself and others, said her oncologist, Dr. Cynthia Ma.
"She was a very special person; I wish that we had been able to do more," Ma said. Ms. Shouse requested that her body be cremated wearing her Obama T-shirt.
Turns out she was insured. She just made the bad decision to use the money she would need to cover the deductible for investing in her own business instead. By the time she realized she was sick, the money was gone.
She died because she didn't have insurance.
Last edited by Sonnabend; 02-09-2010 at 06:20 AM.
02-09-2010, 09:09 AM
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Obama is a lying POS. No further explanation is needed.:eek:
02-09-2010, 10:09 AMBetter to die on your feet than live on your knees.
SonnabendGuest02-09-2010, 10:35 AMBut in hindsight I hope everything he said was true.
02-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Last edited by AlmostThere; 02-09-2010 at 11:09 AM.Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
02-09-2010, 12:30 PM
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This is why they want Barky to adhere as closely to the teleprompter as possible. The man is way too much of a narcissist to speak off the cuff. That was practically creepy. He could not even remember the woman's name.
SonnabendGuest02-09-2010, 06:44 PMPlease don't insult me when I state a hypothetical situation and it doesn't reflect reality as we know it. I enjoy a little abstract thinking every now and then.
.....bloody Yanks and their subtleties....:p
02-09-2010, 07:42 PM
Apparently "mammogram" isn't in the teleprompter's onboard dictionary."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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