June 30th, 2015 will find me without medical insurance at a pivotal point in my health care and recuperation process. By U.S. law I am required to have insurance, yet I fit into a very grey area where I have no income, so I automatically slide into the Arizona Health Care COST CONTAINMENT System (AHCCCS) which does exactly what it says it does – contains cost. How? by denying people like me requiring expensive blood products and medications that co-pay at 2,000 USD a month, naturally.
That’s my lifeline friends, and if it goes away, I will be effectively cost contained as I will cost no more money at all because I’ll be dead! The insurance companies, big pharmaceuticals and the medical industrial complex that so aptly defines my nation’s greed and unconscionable sociopathy let us die off because we can’t afford the damned care. Yet off we send more money to war, to weapons, to armies, to the unrelenting cycle of harming, maiming, killing and heartless oppression of the human spirit. I struggle to understand but I cannot understand that at all. Human callousness is not fascinating. It’s despicable.
“Yet off we send more money to war, to weapons, to armies, to the unrelenting cycle of harming, maiming, killing and heartless oppression of the human spirit. I struggle to understand but I cannot understand that at all. Human callousness is not fascinating. It’s despicable.”
The continued difficulties in my nation regarding access to reasonable healthcare is an abomination against everything decent, and I am, quite frankly, a bit terrified of what’s to come for me and everyone facing similar circumstances in this nation. The Medical Industrial Complex is far too wealthy and powerful. I nearly went insane throwing myself against hospital and doctor office walls in an ultimately successful attempt to get what I needed.
I have been successful (despite some less-than desirable behaviors to achieve what I needed but desperation is what it is) in staying alive in part for these reasons: Privilege, education, highly developed analytical skills, multilingual, multicultural, well-traveled, capable of reading and understanding complex scientific and medical concepts and extrapolating logical results. I am the exception to the rule, and that in some ways makes it even harder to ask, to accept and to utilize the resources with which I have been so richly gifted. What about all the people dead, dying now or suffering irreparable damage from injuries and illnesses left untreated for lack of money, education, skill set and access to resources? There but for all that is Grace and Beauty go I.
“I have been successful in staying alive in part for these reasons: Privilege, education, highly developed analytical skills, multilingual, multicultural, well-traveled, capable of reading and understanding complex scientific and medical concepts and extrapolating logical results.”
Now, many of the resources I’ve managed to find are depleted or drying up. It’s time to for me to figure out a way to maintain my modest lifestyle, have access to normal health care and not have to leave my home, much less the nation in which I was born and which I continue to stubbornly love despite all the ugliness it fosters.
As such, I really, really need help in refreshing #teamMolly and fundraising. To this end, there are several steps I want to take for all things to be open and documented.
In The Works: Public Financial and Medical Disclosure
In the coming month or so I will be releasing all the documentation related to how donations toward the GoFundMe campaign have been spent. You will see screenshots of actual data that I am freely releasing to the public, with certain names of treating individuals, some names of medications and other information redacted to protect other folks’ privacy. All major lab and medication treatments and their costs as they are associated with me will be completely revealed to the world so you know where your generous donations have gone.
I will also be releasing medical documents related to treatment and the arc of the two chemo cocktails I endured, what they did to my blood, and the entire blood scenario as it unfolded over the past two years. This is very easy to understand for the most part and I will provide a key to make it easy. Again, all of this in the general interest of all who want to know not only where donations go, but how they have actually allowed me to dodge death several times and come out, worn and torn but still very much alive, at the other side! TRIUMPH FOR ALL OF US!
Can You Spare a Dime, Time or a Silly Rhyme?
I need assistance to get these things managed so I can continue in my efforts to participate as much as I can with my beloved Webfolk, my truest family, my greatest comfort and keepers of hope.
Comment below if you are interested in helping – this is not about just spreading the word – but adding fundraising giveaways at various events (We are gathering as many books, ebooks, free course offerings from reputable outlets and what-not for raffles. We have some t-shirts, branding and other fun activities. While my own energy issues have proven me unreliable right now for mentoring or maintaining anything continuous, there are some strong-minded, kind folks ready to organize, help with ideas and take this beyond where it is today.
THANK YOU PRECIOUS HUMANS!