09 Aug '11, 4am

Man Learns Only Women Are Given Breast Cancer Coverage Through

Man Learns Only Women Are Given Breast Cancer Coverage Through

Need another reason to get excited about new health care reform rules finally going into effect? How about this one: Raymond Johnson . The single, low-income man discovered a lump in his breast and, after ignoring it due to his meager cash supply and lack of insurance coverage, was eventually rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had a mass the size of a baseball removed. Unfortunately, he still has no ability to pay his medical bills. After being found ineligible for traditional Medicaid due to his $9 an hour earnings, he was encouraged to apply for a specialized state Medicaid program that was created especially for those who were diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. There, he was turned down again — this time because the program was only for women. Doctors, politicians, the Department of Health and Human Services, everyone agrees th...

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