The Austin Chronicle

Lacking Health Insurance

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 4, 2013

Dear Editor,
    Twenty-six percent of Texans lack health insurance. I am one of them. I have been without coverage since last July. Health care is often focused on family planning issues, but health care is more than emergency care and family planning. I am a heart patient who is without access to testing and/or blood pressure medicine. I had a double bypass in 2010, and I was covered then. The bill was $120,000. With the need for basic follow-up care we are looking at a bigger bill. Please accept all available health care dollars there are so all types and kinds of health care needs are met.
Thank you,
Kit Smith

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