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Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum: Fighting Insurance for Oxycontin

Doug Haberstroh Health Guide August 27, 2007
  • My name is Doug Haberstroh, and I am a breast cancer husband. As a follow up to my posting for the Presidential candidates participating in Lance Armstrong's cancer forum, I am sharing a letter that my wife Keri wrote, as she fought for access to a brand name prescription painkiller (Oxycontin) f...

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  • Anonymous
    L. Cross from A...
    Mar. 05, 2012

    When I read the story about this women who has given up her day to day family life by allowing her husband to go fight for his country and his (Health insurance Co. too) and his fellow man. I would be ashamed if I was the CEO or President of that health insur. co. I'm ashamed for him. You should advertise what that co. name is so we all...

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    When I read the story about this women who has given up her day to day family life by allowing her husband to go fight for his country and his (Health insurance Co. too) and his fellow man. I would be ashamed if I was the CEO or President of that health insur. co. I'm ashamed for him. You should advertise what that co. name is so we all know who to write letters to. I just wanted to say how sorry I am that you were treated that way in our so called great country. God Bless you and your family forever. You should have never had to deal with something so petty as medication when you could have been putting that energy into something positive such as healing. Boy this pisses me off.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 05, 2012

      Hopefully, at some point soon, our government will figure out a way for all of us to get the health care we need at an affordable price. It's devastatingly difficult to balance financial and health issues at the same time - especially when you're facing a life-threatening situation. Thanks for connecting here - PJH