Yet Another Reason America Needs Medicare for All
By Jake Johnson
"'You can't have a heart unless you do GoFundMe for 10K' is not a just system."
November 26, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - As progressive lawmakers and healthcare experts have frequently pointed out in recent months, few growing trends have laid bare the fundamental immorality and brokenness of America's healthcare system quite like the rise of GoFundMe and other crowdfunding platforms as methods of raising money for life-saving medical treatments that—due to insurance industry greed and dysfunction—are far too expensive for anyone but the very wealthiest to afford.
Providing the latest example of this horrifying trend, a Michigan woman seeking a heart transplant publicized a letter she received from the Spectrum Health Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic—named after the late father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—informing her that she is "not a candidate" for the procedure "at this time" because she needs a "more secure financial plan" to afford the required post-operation immunosuppressive medication.
The letter goes on to explicitly recommend "a fundraising effort of $10,000" to help pay for the drugs.
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