In March, he was laid off from his job as a raw materials coordinator for a plastics company called PolyOne, where he'd worked for 20 years. His severance package had provided several months' salary, but by August the paychecks were winding down. Soon the cost of his family health coverage was going to triple, then a few months after that, nearly triple again. They needed coverage so Mom could fight her cancer.
Dad's solution: a four-year hitch in the Army.
Man forced to join the Army to keep health care to treat his wifes ovarian cancer
Asked by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I think it would be great if the politicians would get their head out of their rear ends and REFORM HC not take it over But REFORM it so that stories like this wouldnt have to happen. Instead you have people like Pelosi and others that just want what they want how they want it and to hell with everyone else! HOWEVER this is a great story about a person willing to do anything it takes to take care of his family and THAT is awesome.
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
He was NOT forced. He chose to volunteer his time and service. There were no mandates for him to join. He knew the risks of committing time and service to the armed forces. If he wasn't willing to accept all that comes with it, he shouldn't have volunteered! Otherwise, kudos to him for signing on to a respectable commitment and service to this nation.
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Answer by lovinangels at 4:17 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
The burden always falls to the poor, no rich people or politicians ever have to make these types of decisions That's not true. My husband came from a very well to do family. He joined the military because he loves flying really fast jets! He has been in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The difference, one by choice
the other by necessity
Answer by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Oct. 19, 2009