I got a notifaction on facebook, about a fund-raiser for a local girl who has cancer.
Which is great, I don't mind going to see poeple in the community and paying $15 a plate for dinner to go towards a good cause.
BUT I was thinking about this: it says on there that the family has health insurance and they need $12,000 as like a down payment for the hospital before they'll do the surgery.
BUT if they family had no insurance, wouldn't this just be done for free? If the parents didn't have some money they'd qualify for some sorta help to have this surgery done and save thier child.
This really upsets me! Why does this family have to reach out the the community (which I'm thankfull that we're here for each other in the community, that I live in) BUT why?
When if the family was here illegaly or had no resorces - no one would think twice about it and it would be done and paid for by the government. (medicaid or something)
Why does this family have to go into financial debt to save thier child?
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