At 1 p.m. MDT time on Thursday, June 24, universal health care champion Michael Lighty guided us in harnessing the power to picture life when we all enjoy the freedom to access great health care.
It’s more than any buzz word. Imagine a spring where every child with a bee allergy has an Epipen because our shared health care system knows that’s absolutely the right thing for them to have. And that’s just the beginning!
This is what participants dare to imagine.
Moral injury, or the psychological distress experienced by committing or failing to prevent acts which oppose one’s moral beliefs, is posing an increasing threat to physicians in the U.S. as more patients are unable to afford care due to lack of health insurance.
When I first got diagnosed with Scleroderma in the summer of 2020, I was determined it wouldn’t slow me down, but I was really worried about the cost. Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the joints and other organs of the body.
Lincoln, my friend of 20 years, called in early April to let me know that he had taken his mother to the doctor on two separate occasions and her symptoms were minimized, dismissed and she was sent home. The third and final time the staff decided to test her. That’s when they discovered his mother had COVID-19. She died later that day.