Wal Mart sues brain-damaged woman

March 26, 2008 at 9:55 am | Posted in Hillary Clinton, U.S. Politics | Leave a comment
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A disgusting, but completely unsurprising example of the brutality of private health insurance. From CNN:

Debbie Shank breaks down in tears every time she’s told that her 18-year-old son, Jeremy, was killed in Iraq.

Debbie Shank, 52, has severe brain damage after a traffic accident in May 2000.

Even though the 52-year-old mother of three attended her son’s funeral — she continues to ask how he’s doing. When her family reminds her that he’s dead — she weeps as if hearing the news for the first time.

Shank suffered severe brain damage after a traffic accident nearly eight years ago that robbed her of much of her short-term memory and left her in a wheelchair and living in a nursing home.

It was the beginning of a series of battles — both personal and legal — that loomed for Shank and her family. One of their biggest was with Wal-Mart’s health plan.

Read the whole thing here. It should be noted that Hillary “I Will Fight To The Death For Universal Health Care” Clinton was a member of Wal Mart’s board of directors for six years.

But hey, corporations are people too, right?

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