Friday, October 2, 2009

Today is LiveSTRONG DAY!

Lance Amstrong was denied insurance when he needed it most.Today is LIVESTRONG Day. Thirteen years ago today,Lance's doctor told him he had advanced testicular cancer.What most people don’t know is that at the time, he didn’t have health insurance.In the following weeks,he received letter after letter from the insurance company refusing to pay for his treatment. He was fighting for his life but also for the coverage that he desperately needed.The legislation currently being debated in Congress is not just words on a page for many cancer survivors,it’s a matter of life and death.Now,as this debate enters crunch time, we need your help to ensure that what happened to Lance doesn't happen to any other American.

No matter what side of the healthcare debate your on, I am sure everyone would agree that NO American should be denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions or changes in health or employment.