22 year old from Ohio dead of swine flu: No Insurance
A 22 year old University of Miami graduate and Ohio resident is dead of swine flu. It is said that she delayed seeking medical treatment due to lack of health insurance.
A 22-year-old woman from Oxford, Ohio, died from swine flu on Wednesday. Kimberly Young graduated from Miami University in December and continued to live in Oxford, Ohio, within Minority Leader John Boehner’s congressional distrct. Reports now indicate that after initially getting sick, Young put off treatment because she was uninsured:
Young became ill about two weeks ago, but didn’t seek care initially because she didn’t have health insurance and was worried about the cost, according to Brent Mowery, her friend and former roommate. […]
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Young’s condition suddenly worsened and her roommate drove her to McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, where she was flown in critical condition to University Hospital in Cincinnati.
“That’s the most tragic part about it. If she had insurance, she would have gone to the doctor,” Mowery said.
The blog, American Power , charges the left with "exploiting the death of this young woman" for its own political agenda, and insist that care was available to Ms. Young, but that the girl did not avail herself of it.
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