This is one of the videos I’ve watched while preparing to write a post on the possible reconciliation of the House and Senate bills on Health Care Reform. I’ve written and referenced Nataline Sarkisyan before. She died while waiting for a liver transplant 2 years ago at the age of 17. Cigna Insurance had denied coverage of the transplant that doctors said gave her chance at life. After much media attention and a pr nightmare for Cigna, the company approved the operation, but it was too late. Nataline had taken a turn for the worse and died two hours after the go ahead.
It turns out that Wendell Potter, a former Cigna executive involved in the decision-making in the girl’s case, was so profoundly affected that he quit his job and became a health care reform advocate.
Get a tissue.