Local St. Louis blogger Michelle Moore at A Traditional Life Lived talks about her degenerative kidney disease in a video she produced last week. Michelle has 10% function of one kidney and 50% function of the other kidney. In 20 years when she very likely will need a kidney transplant she will be 60. Michelle believes that she will then be in an age range where she will be denied the care and the drugs she will need to stay alive.
Michelle shares her fears and concerns about socialized health care here:
Michelle’s mother commented on her blog:
Hi! Michelle’s mom, here. Am terrified, to my deepest depths, about a healthcare plan which could prevent her access to a kidney transplant… ABSOLUTELY! We’ve known, since she was less than one year old, a transplant would be necessary later in her life. Each of her years has brought wonderful advances in transplants, which has been an enormous relief. However, the currently proposed healthcare plan seems to threaten her very life. It does so because critical details are absent, and because the “alternate care” ideas, foretell it would be economically impossible to cover all things, for all age groups. Any threat of denying a transplant, for my feisty, intelligent, fabulous daughter, angers and horrifies me!!! Can you imagine the insane reactions if people are denied necessary, timely healthcare measures, for themselves, or loved ones?! Jails couldn’t be built fast enough. We MUST NOT accept healthcare reform, as it is currently proposed!
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Related… From the UK Telegraph— “Kidney patients denied ‘too expensive’ life-extending drugs”