18-year-old guy, a cancer patient denied treatment

18 y.o Levi Ross was diagnosed in February a rare cancer, Epithelioid Sarcoma, in his spinal cord.

Aftee few weeks his insurance company finally told him that his insurance doesn't cover his out-of-state care.

The delay from the insurance company dropped his survival chances dramatically.

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In 2013, Kansas switched its Medicaid program to KanCare, a program in which three for-profit managed care companies took over the health care for hundreds of thousands of Kansas residents.

Republican Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas assured residents that this privatization of Medicaid would save Kansas at least $1 billion in five years, noted The Kansas City Star.

Pravda.Ru already noticed that in Russia medical care for all cancer patients is totally free.

Ross recently had to leave his home state to get the surgery he needed at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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