Last week 60 Minutes featured a story about the Las Vegas public hospital, University Medical Center, basically giving the less fortunate locals a death sentence if they're facing cancer without adequate insurance. The hospital informed it's chemotherapy patients that they were closing it's oncology unit for all outpatient services. You can read more about this story and watch the 60 Minutes clip by clicking here. Stupid recession.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Vegas Cancer Patients Receiving Death Sentence
Posted by Kelly Kane at 11:14 PM
Labels: 60 Minutes, Cancer Patients, Closing Oncology Unit, Recession, University Medical Center, Vegas
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This kind of thing just makes me sick. How much money do you think is spent in tourism advertising? How about UNLV's athletic departments? North Carolina closed down their cancer program for the poor earlier this year when they "ran out of money". There is something seriously wrong with our society when people are told that there is no treatment and they will die but the rest of the world goes on as usual.
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