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Unemployment and Healthcare Insurance: Imperfect Together!

November 10, 2009

Since announcing The Vision Harvest 2009 free cataract surgery program, I have seen several patients in need of cataract surgery with no means to pay for it.  I am very much looking forward to providing free cataract surgery the day before Thanksgiving on these patients in need.

I saw a patient in the office today interested in the Vision Harvest 2009 program. John DeCamp heard about the program through his girlfriend's daughter.  He lives 2 hours from my office and drove up today.  His is a story of the vicious cycle we hear about all too frequently.  Here is his story:

John is a truck driver.  He had cataract surgery on one eye 4 years ago that went well.  John lost his job last year, and the health insurance that went with it.  He developed a cataract in his other eye.  This cataract got so bad that he recently failed his DOT exam.  Without the DOT license, John is unable to drive trucks, unable to get a job, and unable to afford insurance!

John will be getting his free cataract surgery on the day before Thanksgiving, November 25, 2009. , and hopefully his life will be on the road to recovery.

If you know anyone in need of cataract surgery, please direct them to the Vision Harvest 2009 hotline at 973-200-8250 or my ofice at 973-560-1500.  We are here to help!

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