Monday, December 28, 2009

The cruel reality of our healthcare system...

I recently had a post up referencing the death of Jay Bennett which was due in part to his lack of health insurance.

Today I see that Vic Chesnutt, who passed away on Christmas, was in a similar situation. Chesnutt was a parapelgic and Rolling Stone notes that, 

It’s unclear whether Chesnutt’s overdose was accidental or intentional. His close friend Kristin Hersh tweeted, “No one knows much: another suicide attempt, looks bad, coma,” on December 24th. Chesnutt’s persistent medical problems had made him a harsh critic of American health care. Earlier this year he told Spinner that he was $35,000 in debt to a hospital despite the fact that he was insured.

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