Recently, a High school senior was rejected by the privatized state Medicaid system in Kansas.
Changes to the Kansas health care system instituted by state’s governor Sam Brownback channeled about 400,000 Kansas residents out of the public Medicaid health insurance program into a new, privately-run, profit-making system called KanCare.
Three health insurance companies now coordinate that care.
The student said that he was just days away from dying when he fled the state and found treatment at a hospital in Tennessee, states RawStory.
Ross’ doctors advised him to get treatment out of state, but after not responding for weeks, his insurance provider rejected the advice.
The private insurance provider told him that he had to get the surgery at a hospital in Kansas, even though his own doctors told him that was impossible.
The Inquisitr states that St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee told Levi he could have his surgery there, and he will have to make payments to them.
Levi Ross will still have considerable costs associated with his cancer care and even though he is back in Kansas, they won’t all be covered, states The Inquisitr.
His family has created a crowdfunding page to help with those costs on GiveForward.com, which can be reached here at this link.
11-year old Tony Campisi, who has fought cancer since he was 4, was a member of his favorite hockey team for a day. He got a one-day contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and witnessed a shootout victory over Nashville from a seat on the team bench.
“Thanks to the Philadelphia Flyers, star forward Jakub Voracek and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the 11-year-old enjoyed a weekend he will never forget,” wrote Pennlive.
The Campisi family – Tony, his parents, Donna and Kevin Campisi, and younger brother, Nicholas – was whisked to Philadelphia by limousine on Thursday night.
On Friday, Tony suited up for practice at his own locker in the Flyers’ practice rink in Voorhees, N.J.; signed a “one-day contract” with general manager and Flyers legend Ron Hextall, and spent Friday evening at Dave & Buster’s, a restaurant/arcade, with Voracek and his girlfriend.
Saturday afternoon, the Flyers had a 3-2 shootout victory over the NHL-leading Nashville Predators. “Call it karma; Voracek – who hosted the Campisis in his suite – got the Flyers rolling in the shootout by scoring first,” writes Pennlive.
After the game, he presented Tony with a regulation jersey signed by the team. The Campisis had no idea a weekend like that was in store.
An Irish campaigning group has launched a series of extraordinary attacks against same-sex couples, including claims that same-sex couples die younger, are more prone to cancer, and are more likely to abuse and injure children, according to Newsweek.
“The Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage (ADFAM), an initiative based in Ireland which claims to ‘promote and defend the traditional family,’ has been distributing the leaflets to spread their beliefs this week.”