This is an interesting story because it illustrating that you can get good healthcare without health insurance.
Kevin first got therapy,
Then when he was sick he got CAT scans, not one but two expensive surgery. He was given top priority for surgery, Then give two+ rounds of chemo and radiation. In the 2010 article, Kevin has briefly kicked off the Arizona program but reinstated. His wife was kick off. I understand money was tight, but they are 20 something with no jobs, they weren’t homeless and able to get the occasional meal out.
According to Tashi blog they eventually lost Arizona care. But I’m not sure St. Lukes hospital ever stopped treatments of Kevin. The treatment they received is virtuallyy the same thing they are talking about giving Senator McCain, and I suspect Vespers dad. The only difference is Senator McCain is at the Mayo Clinic, instead of a public hospital.
The article said glioblastoma kills people in 3 months if untreated Kevin lasted three years, because he was treated Sen. McCain will be lucky to last that long. Taishi blames Gov. Brewer, Arizona, and I guess even Sen. McCain for her husband’s death.
It’s just not true, glioblastoma killed her husband, just like it did Vesper’s dad, and almost certainly John McCain. John McCain has earned three insurance coverages, Medicare the same as almost all seniors, his Congressional insurance, and I think we can all agree more than earned his VA coverage. Cindy McCain is worth more than $100 million. All those insurance policies nor Cindy’s money aren’t going to make any difference. Nor is him being a fighter
I’d be more sympathetic to Tashi’s plight if spending a zillion more dollars would have cured her husband, it wasn’t, all was going to do is perhaps extend his live another year or two. Those years filled with a series of radiation and chemo treatments. At some point as a society, we have to start making intelligent choices about how we use our limited health care resources.