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Jenious Inspires Others to Care
By Jason Lewis (Sports Editor)
Published October 16, 2008

Numerous individuals have last their lives simply because they did not have health care. Many have had health care, but their issuance providers would not cover their needs. But the hurt does not stop there.

Not only do family members watch helplessly as their loved ones die, but certain family members also take on the financial burden of trying to keep another person going through a very trying time.

1.8 million bankruptcies are filed because of lack of healthcare. That is what happened to actress Crystal Jenious, who quit her job as a teacher and stopped working as an actress so she could take care of her mother and grandmother, who both had cancer.

Her mother had healthcare, but was not covered by her healthcare provider. Her mother needed around the clock attention, which Jenious had to provide.

Jenious is now involved with DividedWeFail.org, who hired her to do a commercial telling her story.

Divided We Fail believes that all Americans should have access to affordable, quality health care, including prescription drugs, and the costs should not burden future generations. That Americans should have choices when it comes to long-term care- allowing them to maintain their independence at home or in their communities with expanded and affordable financing options.

In America today it is a struggle for millions of people to afford the health care that they need. The treat of rising health insurance premiums and the prospect of losing coverage altogether has become a constant concern for far too many American families.

Many people are not able to retire in peace because they are worried that their pension plans will be used on their medical bills. Even people who have full medical coverage have been denied by their health care provider.

Divided We Fail commercials can be viewed at www.dividedwefail.org, and on www.youtube.com. To view Jenious’ commercial on youtube.com, search “Average Americans—Divided We Fail—Medical Bankruptcy”

Categories: National

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