August 19, 2009

Listen to Me on the BBC Radio

I’m taking a vacation from cancer.  And the rest of my life.  (That is why I have some great guest bloggers on this week!)  I’m eating low country boil and sweet potato pie on a slow relaxing Georgia trip with my man.  No computer access at all.  But when I learned that my interview about young adult cancer and health care in the United States aired on the friggin BBC radio, I just had to duck into a library, get online and listen to it!

I hear from so many people all the time who are young with illness and totally screwed by the system.  People think young adults are naive and don’t want health insurance.  Bull.  We just aren’t give much access, we fall through the loops, and it is completely unaffordable.

Listen to MY BBC RADIO INTERVIEW on health insurance and young adult cancer. Click the link and fast forward to minute 13.  Please forward and tweet this widely.  We need stories about the young adult health care crisis to be heard here in the United States, not just in England!

Hope you are all doing well.  Now back to my sweet tea and collection of short stories.

Over and out,

PS – If you were interviewed by the BBC about health insurance – what stories would you have to tell them?  Is this story something you could write about concisely and try to get it into your local newspaper as a letter to the editor?  Could you call your representative and tell them about it?  Have you ever done either of these things?

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  1. Daria Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Excellent job!

  2. tara Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    go you! how exciting!

  3. anon me again Says:
    August 25th, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Great job! Wish people who are against the US health care reform would listen to this. Not just the unforgivable inequality between those insured and uninsured but also the difference between those who have good insurance and those who have “insurance” only in name – those stories need to be heard everywhere! There are some things in the world that just must not happen – and sick people getting penalized for being sick is one of them. Unfortunately that’s rampant. Am forwarding the link to many people. Thanks for sharing the story.

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