Tweeting for student health care coverage

From The Agenda: Health at the New York Times:

An Arizona graduate student with advanced colon cancer turned to Twitter when his insurance company stopped covering his medical bills. Surprisingly, the insurance company’s chief executive responded.

What ensued was a fiery multiday exchange that not only resulted in full coverage of the student’s medical bills, but cast light on gaps in student health care coverage and the complexities of the country’s private insurance system.

Read the whole story here.

More links:

Stage IV Hope blog http://stageivhope.wordpress.com/

From the Wshington Post Wonkblog:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/07/29/the-worlds-most-important-bake-sale-one-patients-plan-to-pay-for-chemotherapy/

NPR’s Shots blog:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/07/30/157591196/cancer-patient-gets-help-from-bake-sale-and-aetna-ceo

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