Sep. 10th, 2016

ashbet: (Abigor)
As part of the "control group" (living in a state that opted-out of accepting ACA funds for Medicaid expansion), these results do not surprise me.

I very much wish that every US citizen had the benefit of this law and program, rather than having harsh geographical inequalities.

"Extension of Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not only shielded low-income Americans from out-of-pocket medical costs, but has also improved their overall financial health."

-- National Bureau of Economic Research
ashbet: (IntenseEyes)

Ryan is a close friend of my lovely friend [ profile] kittytoes, and he could really use some help right now with the costs of cancer treatment. Please donate if you can, and/or boost the signal -- both are really helpful!

Thanks, everyone! <3

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If you know me, then chances are excellent that you know Ryan. He's every member of my family's best friend. He's wonderful and funny and amazing and right now he's got some things on his plate. In April, he was diagnosed with stage 4 nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Though stage 4 anything is terrifying, this type of cancer is very treatable and, in fact, Ryan is nearly through with what he hopes is the last of his chemo, with radiation therapy to follow. But here's where it gets tricky. Ryan was a research coordinator and has been on medical leave. However, the study he was working on has ended and his leave benefits will expire, so he will soon be unemployed. He is not quite done with treatment nor has he been cleared to work. (He's been handling chemo like a champ! But the multiple meds make him unpredictably nauseous and tired. He also has radiation therapy coming up for a spinal mass that currently makes it difficult to walk, stand, or sit for long periods of time.) He will face a gap in coverage before the end of his treatment and the beginning of his next job.

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