I'm sure that poor Henry never had a child who survived cancer, and now cannot buy health insurance because of having had cancer as a child. My daughter, now 21, is not insurable under the current health insurance practices and policies. But guess what -- she survived cancer and is now 8-1/2 years off treatment. She is, in most respects, a very healthy 21 year old. But, she has to have an annual oncology check-up until she is 30 years old, and an annual cardiac check-up for the rest of her life (because of one of her chemo meds). They want her to have an annual GYN check-up with an annual pap smear. They want her to receive the shots that will protect her from contracting HPV which is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer. Because of her chemo, they want her to retake the shots for Hep-B, because the chemo neutralized the shots she had right before she was diagnosed with cancer, at 11 years old. When she turns 25 years old, they want her to start having an annual mammogram. Why? Because this will be a premptive way to catch any cancer's early if she does get cancer again -- which she is at a high risk of, due to being a childhood cancer survivor. She has been cautioned to always use sunscreen, and to never use alcohol or illegal drugs, and to never smoke or use tobacco products. And guess what, at 21 years old, she does not use alcohol, she does not use illegal drugs, she does not smoke or use tobacco products, and she always wears sunscreen when she goes out in the sun. But you know what, she doesn't have an annual GYN check-up and pap smear, and she hasn't had the shots to protect her from HPV, and she hasn't had the Hep-B shots, and she probably won't have those annual mammograms. Why? Because she doesn't have health insurance, and financially, she can't afford it to pay for those luxuries. Right now, we still owe MUSC an arm and a leg, because we have to pay out of pocket for her annual oncology and cardiology check-ups (and we love the MUSC Children's Hospital and the pediatric Hemo-Onc. unit, because if not for them, she wouldn't even be alive today). So Henry, go on out there and waste the money that our state doesn't have, so that you can prove a point. Henry for President!!! Yea!!! (not!)
Thurmond may have become wealthy by insider real estate deals (you do realize he was a Republican, right?) but he was the top Republican in the Senate when he retired, and a lot of people listened to what he had to say, most of the time. I think this video needs to be sent to our state legislature, and our federal congress.
Will Moredock -- Will you marry me? I've never met a man that thinks like me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Go Terry! She sounds like a wonderful parent and mother. She turned her upside world back up right. We need more parents like her.
Larry Kobrovsky for congress? Because he did such a great job when he was on the Charleston County School Board? No -- I don't think so. And with all of the good our Governor, Lt. Governor, etc., etc., etc., have done for our state (LOL), and all of the great national exposure for our state (again, LOL), why would anyone even consider voting for a Republican for any office in this state?
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