Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Help A Fellow Book Lover and a Nice Person Too


http://www.indiegogo.com/feeding-kate

This is a website that is raising money for jaw surgery for Sabrina Ogden, a terrifically nice person whose health care policy will not pay for the procedure. This is not elective surgery to anyone other than cost-cutting health care systems. This is necessary, indeed critical. Sabrina is a great friend to the crime fiction community. You are not helping a stranger but someone who shares your interests.

In return for your $5.00 you will get a volume of short stories by many of Sabrina's friends--all writers. Plus you will have the pleasure of helping a dear young woman out.

HERE'S HER OWN STORY. THEN TELL ME WHY WE DON'T NEED OBAMACARE

12 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

I bought the ebook, but something has crossed. I don't see any way to get it. That's okay. The five can just be a contribution

pattinase (abbott) said...

Randy, I think it is not out yet. The same thing happened to me. And how very nice you are. I will email someone and ask.

Charles Gramlich said...

Will have a look.

David Cranmer said...

Sabrina is one of the nicest, kindest people you can meet. And what a collection of top talent.

Todd Mason said...

We need a hell of a lot better than RomneyCare/ObamaCare. But you know this. I opted for the hardcopy, and much better luck to her (Bill Crider has another similar appeal up in the last 24...these insurance-company windfalls, much worse than a tax increase, are simply Not going to do the trick).

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Deb said...

The late, great Molly Ivins said it best, you cannot make people's health a for-profit business. But we have--and see where it's got us. I've been waiting for 14 years for an insurance company to tell me that the repair of the stomach-muscle herniation I experienced as a result of a full-time twin pregnancy in 1998 is "not cosmetic." As of today, no such luck. I wish Sabrina all the best because her situation is far more dire than mine will ever be. What's next--"oh, you don't need that triple by-pass, it's just a cosmetic thing to keep your heart pumping"?

(BTW, I understand Kathleen Turner is about to play Ivins in a one-woman show--should be fun!)

Deb said...

"full-term twin pregnancy"...although being a mother is certainly a full-time job!

pattinase (abbott) said...

My healthcare would not pay for any of the dental surgery I had although the oral surgeon says that other systems will pick up some of it since it was a sinus lift. Argh.

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks for sharing this with us Patti!

Sabrina E. Ogden said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Patti, and for the very kind words. And to all of you, thank you so much for the support. I plan to fight the denial... which should be quite fun. =)

George said...

Sadly, Sabrina's case is all too common today. I just got a bill for $3138 for the anesthesia for my knee surgery. Blue Cross and Blue Shield will cover it, but they have to send me the check and then I have to forward the signed check to the anesthesiologist. What a goofy payment system!