MOBY SUPPORTS BARACK OBAMA'S REFORM

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MOBY'S MOM DIED FROM HEALTH CARE NEGLECT
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Barack Obama Is Fighting For Health Care


Singer Moby is supporting President Barack Obama's huge plans to bring health care reform in America, because he blames the current system for the death of his beloved mother.The star is claiming his mom was neglected by health insurance company officials, who insisted it was too expensive to scan her for signs of lung cancer, until the disease had taken hold of her body. He insists nationalised health care, where decisions aren’t made by profit-hungry companies, would have saved his mother. In a post online, angry Moby writes, "In 1996 my mother went to her HMO (health maintenance organization) complaining about persistent bronchitis and breathing problems. "(She) had quit smoking, but she had been a heavy, 2 pack a day, smoker for over 30 years. "The doctor gave her some antibiotics. No X-rays, no tests, just antibiotics. A month later my mother still had persistent respiratory problems. The doctor gave her more antibiotics. No X-rays, no tests. A month later (3 months now) my mother still had persistent respiratory problems. "Finally her insurance company/HMO allowed her to have X-rays. When they looked at the X-Rays they saw that she had advanced lung cancer. Why didn’t they give tests or x-rays to her the first time she came in? A woman who’d been smoking 2 packs a day for over 30 years? Because, according to her insurance company/HMO, the tests and X-rays were too expensive. Six months later my mother was dead from metastasized lung cancer. "There are millions and millions of stories similar to my mothers. People being denied health care, even when insured, for the simple reason that health care is expensive, and that insurance companies and HMO’s are more profitable when they provide less care. "America needs health care reform. Tens of millions of Americans have no insurance, and the people who do have insurance are routinely denied coverage when they’re ill."
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