Posted July 1, 2014 – 11:41am Updated July 1, 2014 – 4:42pm
Woman in class-action lawsuit against Xerox dies
By JENNIFER ROBISON
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
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Time ran out for Linda Rolain.
The Las Vegas woman died Monday, less than two weeks after her family went public with details of how enrollment trouble through the Nevada Health Link insurance exchange kept her from getting treatment in January for an aggressive brain tumor.
Rolain was one of about 150 Nevadans suing Nevada Health Link contractor Xerox for enrollment mixups that left them without the health insurance they paid for.
Rolain is the first to die of complications from an illness that her family said went untreated for lack of coverage. But observers close to her case say she may not be the last, because others are in similarly urgent situations.
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Now no one is saying that without the screw up she would have survived, …
… BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), …
… … … it couldn’t have helped and may well have shortened her time.
The hubris of Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats is stunning.
Remembering that the whole “benefits” issue is the direct result of Gooferment meddling.
- WW2 Wage and Price controls forced companies to offer “benefits” as non-cash compensation
- The Tax Code gave corporations breaks on “benefits” that individuals didn’t get (A corporation can deduct healthcare insurance costs, but an individual tax payer can’t!)
- The Gooferment created Medicare and forced the old into a Gooferment “reservation”. (Medicare works as well as the VA healthcare and Indian healthcare.)
The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient!
This is the first death; there will be more.
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