I hope all of you will attend and take your opportunity to speak on behalf of the needs of the poor, sick and disabled.
The current health care system is impossible to navigate for the aforementioned parties (including me, even with all my education).
Any budget cuts in the current safety net of NH's Catastrophic Illness program would leave any qualifying individuals unable to receive care, due to inability to pay upfront costs.
The law states emergent care must be provided with disregard to ability to pay. It does not say diagnosis needs to be made if you can not pay.
The difference is knowing you have Stage II cancer that can be treated with options vs. showing up at an emergency department brain dead, with respiratory failure, cardiac failure, cardiac arrest, stroke, hemorrhaging, etc. due to metastasized cancer that is no longer treatable.
I hope we are all clear on the difference between what the law requires to be treated and what it does not.
I hope you're all scared. I know I am.
Please, familiarize yourself with our representatives.
Know your legislator (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/whosmyleg/) for NH is a great site that guides you to all representatives contact information, as well as their voting record.
Please see who has the ability to protect us.