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“We Are the 99 Percent” Photo and Story of the Day

This 39-year-old mother’s backstory:

I’m a 39 year old Mother of Two INCREDIBLE Sons & I’m Partner to one AMAZING Man! I’m permanently disabled with Sjogren’s Disease, Lupus & Rheumatoid Arthritis. Sjogren’s Disease has shattered & destroyed all of my teeth & large sections of my upper & lower jawbone, causing severe, unrelenting agony 24 hours a day & re-occurring Bone Marrow Infections. Despite Letters & Records from FOUR Doctor’s to my Primary Insurance Company requesting immediate & medically necessary Full Mouth Extractions, Reconstructive Surgery, & Bone Grafts to save my life, they denied my claim without explanation after a six week wait. Apparently. my life isn’t worth the money it will take to save it in their “Cost vs Need approach to saving the lives of their Customers!

Now that my Surgeon no longer see’s an easy $80,000 pay out from my Insurance, he’s suddenly denying me equally life-saving Antibiotics, knowing full well the possible consequences to my life for doing so to me. It is clear that he as so many Physicians in America, has no ‘motivation’ to treat or save my life unless guaranteed a large financial payout by someone.

I deserve better! My kids deserve to have a Mom! My life IS worth saving! Human lives must CEASE to be measured against dollar bills!

Healthcare For PROFIT is killing people like ME!

It’s time for us all to stand up & say: E N O U G H !!

We ARE The 99% & We ARE Watching Y O U !!

#OccupyEverywhere !! Love, Light & Solidarity For All !

For more photos of the 99% – visit the “We Are the 99%” Tumblr.

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Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure."