The Big Mad: Muffins for Medical Care, Missouri Lawmakers Back(stab) the Blue and Anti-Readers Unite

The Big Mad: Muffins for Medical Care, Missouri Lawmakers Back(stab) the Blue and Anti-Readers Unite

State Representative Jered Taylor co-sponsored the Second Amendment Preservation Act, leaving law enforcement to sort it out. Welcome back to the Big Mad, the RFT ‘s weekly roundup of righteous rage! Because we know your time is short and your anger is hot: Insure This: Any time you open your social media — and usually within a few seconds of aimlessly scrolling — there’s a GoFundMe to pay for someone’s medical bills after they’ve fallen ill or been in a serious accident. Just this week, a little girl had to have her own bake sale to help cover the cost of treating her chronic, painful disease because her insurance refused to pay. She’s ten years old , trying to help her parents pay her medical bills because the treatment is too expensive. How fucking wild is that? Imagine what you were doing at ten years old — playing with your toys, trying to convince your parents to let you stay out past when the street lights coming on — and now picture Lyla McCarty’s reality: Most days in pain, missing out on being a kid and blocked from getting treatment for the thing causing her pain because an insurance company told her no. It’s not just a failure of the insurance company, but a failure of American health care as a whole. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ‘s Aisha Sultan reported that the insurance company, United Health, wouldn’t even tell the McCartys why they were declining to cover Lyla’s care. […]

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