A heartbreaking decision after a life of hard work

Bunny S., Saratoga Springs, NY

Posted September, 5 2008 by arianne

Bunny is a waitress, and her husband Patrick had been a truck driver for years until he was diagnosed with lung cancer.  In the initial stages of the cancer, they struggled to make the required co-payments for doctor visits and medications, which came to hundreds of dollars per month.  But when Patrick hit the infamous Medicare “doughnut hole,” they were forced to accept hospice care because they could no longer afford Patrick’s potentially lifesaving drugs. Patrick died soon after.  Bunny still can’t afford insurance, and is waiting for Medicare to kick in.  She misses her husband terribly.

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