kittenninja
KittenNinja
kittenninja
Sep 17
2

It varies and help may not necessarily be available, though for children with cancer I suspect getting free treatments if you truly cannot afford them is easier than you seem to be wringing your hands about. Read more

Sep 17
1

Yikes. So the paywall kept me from seeing some important details in the linked story. My point that healthcare in America is stupid expensive stands. But it seems there’s more to this story than Jez summarized (thanks, KittenNinja).

Sep 17
9

y’all, if you’ve never tried to get on these programs or been on them you need a wake up call. it’s not nearly as simple and easy as you think, and there’s a lot of loopholes that prevent eligibility.
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Sep 16
7

You are absolutely correct. This article needs to be retracted with an apology and replaced with one that provides complete information.

Sep 16
7

Many children’s hospitals will treat uninsured children for all sorts of ailments for free, even/especially cancer. That information doesn’t always get shared. Please pass it on.

Sep 16
6

Seriously. Mom’s story was that they were too poor to seek medical care, but Dad said that they didn’t need medical care because his son - who lost so much weight so quickly that he developed stretch marks - was “fine”. Read more

Sep 16
2

Seriously! I have been poor my whole life. When shit needs to get paid for, I just figure it out. Sure, no one likes debt, but I like being alive, having a roof over my head, and being safe. So if i have to beg, borrow, or steal (haven’t had to do that last one yet) to keep me and my family safe and healthy, then Read more

Sep 16
20

I don’t think this is neglect, I think it’s abuse. And it reads like his school failed to help him, at the Santa Fe New Mexican link: Read more

Sep 16
11

I’m wondering if the fact that the teacher was only seeing the kid over video from the shoulders up may have helped mask things for a lot longer than if they had been seeing him in person at school every day. Even if he was getting tired and sluggish, they again are seeing them sitting at a table for a few hours, Read more

Sep 16
8

Or, as in this case, that it’s cost and/or complexity be used as an excuse for child endangerment.

Sep 16
24

I read the first lines of your comment and was like “all right, here comes Justice McJudgey”, but I have to admit you completely turned me around with your additional info - so thank you for doing it. Wish you hadn’t needed to. *glances at author*

Sep 16
43

chiropractortory is a complete fucking scam. His parents are clearly wackaloons that don’t believe in science.

Sep 16
43

The parents let this poor child die a horrible, agonizing death. I felt sick just reading about it. 

Sep 16
85

Though the lack of universal healthcare in this country is a travesty, this boy’s tragic death isn’t entirely due to it. From the Albuquerque Journal: Read more

Aug 24
35

It’s fascinating to me that when white people start wearing something, it’s upscale and reminiscent of privilege, but when my grandmother wore the exact same garment at a fraction of the price, she was just an old lady wearing a house dress. Read more

Aug 21
82

Honestly, I don’t expect a whole lot of forward motion from a Biden administration. So much effort is going to be needed just to start repairing the damage Trump has done. That would be true no matter who the nominee was. Read more