Deseret News
Letter to the editor

As a cancer survivor, I know the importance of health care. I proudly voted for Proposition 3 to increase access to Medicaid. I have been in the gap because I make $200 too much a month. With the passing of Proposition 3, I qualify for Medicaid and would receive health care.

Legislation being considered by the House would reverse our vote and delay the implementation of Medicaid expansion and impose barriers that would make it difficult for many people to get or maintain health care. People would be required to work or participate in community engagement to be eligible for Medicaid. Many cancer patients and survivors are physically unable to meet this requirement.

11 comments on this story

I am very concerned about my lymphoma returning, and for the past two years, I have gone without blood work, oncologist visits and my medications. I have missed four scans to see if my cancer has returned. I can’t afford to pay insurance companies as well as support myself. It is too difficult for me to work full time, so I don’t have employee-sponsored health insurance.

As an American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer, I’m urging the House to reject SB96.

Christie Sorensen

West Valley City