From the St. Petersburg Times, by Robert Steinback
I am scheduled to begin dying on Feb. 1, 2010.
Although I have been an insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetic for 22 years, my health has always been very good. My condition has never impaired my enjoyment of life; I've never had a diabetic emergency.
Luck, of course, has played a part, as has educating myself about diabetes management. By far, though, the single most critical element of my vitality has been excellent health insurance coverage.
That will end on Jan. 31, the day my COBRA insurance benefits run out.
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