Feature article about ovarian cancer, known as the "silent killer," which is con
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Feature article about ovarian cancer, known as the "silent killer," which is considered a rare disease, but this year, 25,000 women will contract it nationally, and 14,000 will die. The article focuses on two Maine women diagnosed with the disease this past summer, Barbara Wood of Portland, and Fran Blubaugh of Bradford. Their diagnoses and prognoses are a tribute to Maine's approach to health care, but their experiences are sharply divergent. One owes $50,000 in unpaid medical bills, and the other has questions about her insurance coverage, which is so complex it defies understanding. Both think the system should change, but for different reasons. Blubaugh believes in universal health coverage, and Wood believes the state should adopt a single-payer health system similar to the one former state Senator Dale McCormick proposed after her election in 1990.
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Rooks, Douglas, "Feature article about ovarian cancer, known as the "silent killer," which is con" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3317.