Self Triage: Choosing Health, Housing, or Food

Posted February, 23 2009 by arianne

Today’s Daily News article highlights the ever increasing number of individuals deciding between health care and other costs of living. In most of these decisions, health care is the loser. One in four New Yorkers has not filled a needed¬†prescription because it was too expensive.

Jim Shea is faced with these decisions ever day.  Hear Jim speak about his health care crisis:[youtube=]

To read more stories of New Yorker’s forgoing care and speaking out for an affordable solution, read HCFANY’s New Yorkers Speak Out For Health Reform.

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