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Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:35 PM

Carrie Ann Lucas Dies At Age 47, You Probably Haven't Heard Of Her and That's a Problem

Yesterday, February 24th, the disability rights advocate community lost one of its mightiest members, Carrie Ann Lucas. Lucas was a nationally known disability rights attorney and a mother of four children, each of whom are adopted and living with disabilities. She was only 47 years old.

Her death was announced by family and friends on her Facebook page: [Lucas] died after an arbitrary denial from an insurance company caused a plethora of health problems, exacerbating her disabilities and eventually leading to her premature death.

Lucas lived with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, which slowly progressed and she became reliant on a power wheelchair and a ventilator during the last few years of her life. She also lived with type 1 diabetes, as well as hearing and vision difficulties.

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Weld County Democrats will miss her!


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Reply Carrie Ann Lucas Dies At Age 47, You Probably Haven't Heard Of Her and That's a Problem (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Feb 2019 OP
catrose Feb 2019 #1
CurtEastPoint Feb 2019 #3
madamesilverspurs Feb 2019 #5
catrose Feb 2019 #7
BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #10
MustLoveBeagles Feb 2019 #2
bronxiteforever Feb 2019 #4
blm Feb 2019 #6
KT2000 Feb 2019 #8
PatrickforO Feb 2019 #9
Honeycombe8 Feb 2019 #12
PatrickforO Feb 2019 #13
Honeycombe8 Feb 2019 #11
sueh Feb 2019 #14
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2019 #16
littlemissmartypants Feb 2019 #15

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:43 PM

1. I'd like to know which insurance company, not that they all aren't covered in blood

Rest in Power, Carrie Ann Lucas

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Response to catrose (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:53 PM

3. I have no words to describe the depth of hatred I have for these bloodsucking killers.

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Response to catrose (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 08:05 PM

5. UnitedHealthCare

...per the article.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 09:11 PM

7. TYPICAL

To quote the previous commenter, "I have no words to describe the depth of hatred I have for those bloodsucking killers."

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 09:51 PM

10. I had them until they stopped accepting tax credits for those

with the ACA. Now I have only two insurers to choose from.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 08:00 PM

4. Kick and recommend.

wonderful brave woman.
And screw the insurance company

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 08:59 PM

6. 😔

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 09:17 PM

8. What a disgrace

Would love to see an investigation into how this decision was made. There ought to be penalties for insurance companies but in this brutal world, they are doing god's work per republicans.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 09:21 PM

9. So the greed companies won again.

This is why I'm so strong an advocate for healthcare. There is NO excuse, in a society like ours, for a woman to die because some beancounter at an insurance company made a decision against the patient but for shareholder profits.

Profit IS a dirty word when it comes to healthcare.

I'd urge all of you to support Elizabeth Warren's 'Accountable Capitalism Act' she introduced in August 2018. This law, if passed, would end the primacy of the shareholder and expand the fiduciary responsibility of CEOs to include the welfare of workers, consumers and the environment.

That would solve a hell of a lot of problems.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 09:59 PM

12. I don't know how "welfare of workers, consumers & environment" can be legislated.

You can take one situation, and it's subjective as to whether a corporate action includes the welfare of the workers and consumers. I think the environment is a bit clearer.

That's the problem with this sort of legislation. It's subjective. Unless there are specific things outlined.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 10:02 PM

13. I hear you. If your read the thing, it also requires corporations

to put X% of workers on their boards of directors - I forget the exact percentage, but the idea is to get a little democracy flowing.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 09:58 PM

11. So sad.

Really bad luck. Life can be so unfair.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 10:08 PM

14. UnitedHealth??? How ironic that "health" is part of their name. They are deplorable.

RIP, Carrie Ann Lucas.

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Response to sueh (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 11:33 PM

16. UnitedHarmLair would be a more appropriate name.

Nowadays, they're wanting to be our doctors, drug supplier and hospital provider as well. In normal times we might hear some alarm bells in Congress regarding monopolistic business practices, but Republicans simply don't care about controlling businesses in any way.

I hope Speaker Pelosi is looking at this issue......

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