Isabella Ohio

Financial Aid for Cancer Patients

Money, money, money but no cure. Pay thousands just to cure temporarily. People make millions while others are drowning in debt. This is unfair to everyone.

October 31, 2016

Dear Future President,

It has come to my attention that cancer treatment is very expensive. My research has shown that it cost $30,000 over an 8 week period just to receive Chemotherapy, and on top of that it is a $7,000 down payment! Unless you're very wealthy this is unrealistic. I understand that medicine is expensive to produce and manufacturing but there must be some way to help people afford it. I myself have a suggestion.

According to the Huffington Post, professional athletes make anywhere from .15 million to 5.15 million dollars a year. Personally i don’t see why; they do so little to get paid that much. My thought is to take some of the money out of the professional sports companies and create a fund where cancer patients can receive financial aid. Most companies such as Fifth Season Financial do provide financial aid for cancer patients but just like all companies they have standards that you have to meet to so can qualify. I am not saying that professional athletes shouldn't get paid it’s just they should get a chunk taken out for these families in need. A key factor in cancer is early diagnosis. If patients can’t afford medical care they normally just don’t go.

I myself have had multiple family members and friends die of cancer. They have been struggling financially ever since. Once a person dies their bills are wiped away completely, but a lot of people suffer from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). This causes people to go through therapy which is very expensive as well. Stressing makes cancer even worse so it doesn't help to stress. Cancer is awful, no one will oppose to that, but paying for everything is just one more complication.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter. I congratulate you on being elected into office and i know you are going to make this country very successful!



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