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If You Like Your Freedom,
You Can Keep It

Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm

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Posted By:AVFD15, 12/5/2013 10:01:22 AM

In the waiting room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s radiation treatment center, I discovered that in the race of life, those running to stay on the track are among the most determined, hopeful and courageous. They’re also grateful, for it’s in the sanctuary of sympathetic and expert care where cancer patients experience calm and clarity after the storm of diagnosis and decision-making. As if living with cancer-induced anxiety weren’t enough, many Sloan-Kettering patients must Think Again about their treatment since the cancer center is among many prominent hospitals no longer “in network” for most Obamacare-compliant insurance plans. Americans already have the world’s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mildred, 12/5/2013 10:29:20 AM     (No. 9641310)

I am surprised the Aspen Times even published this. This is one of the most liberal newspapers in one of the most liberal areas in the country. Having said that, the writer seems to imply that only the ´very best´ hospitals offer expert care for cancer patients. She is wrong. Local cancer care facilities are just as caring and treat their patients with professionalism and love. I know. I´ve been there. Early detection is absolutely necessary so that when cancer is diagnosed it is not advanced and complicated by other factors. Hopefully, this dreadful ACA will continue to pay for these much-needed tests so we don´t need to be treated by only the very best hospitals like Sloan-Kettering. Perhaps we will be saved from this Obamacare nonsense and it will die a quick death.

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