The Urgency of Reform - Laura in Green Bay

September 09, 2009 | 2:56 | Public Domain

Laura Klitzka is a 35-year old married mother of two (Taylor is 11 and Logan is 8) with metastatic breast cancer. Laura was first diagnosed in January 2008 and has since undergone 8 rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and 33 rounds of radiation only for the cancer to return and spread to her bones. Laura estimates her family has at least $12,000 in unpaid medical bills and is struggling to get by. Their budget is very tight and they've had to use a credit card to pay at least one mortgage payment so far. Laura says she doesn't want to lose their house over her illness and while she knows she won't be able to see her children grow up, she wants to be sure the time she has left with them is quality and not spent worrying about health care bills.

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