Just retired. Too young for Medicare. Needs health insurance. What to do?

Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil

My friend Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil recently retired as Chair of the Fine Arts Department at McAuley High School. It was a full-time job with benefits, including health insurance. She’s not old enough for Medicare and is in the market for a policy that will fill the gap until she reaches the magic age. I know — she […]

Choose Love, Not Fear: Joe Semmes’ Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

Joe Semmes

In 1996, Dr. B. Joseph Semmes, who goes by the name Joe, learned that he had a type of cancer of the pancreas called pNET or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Not only is it rare — seen in approximately one percent of pancreatic cancers and three in one million of all cancers diagnosed — it’s also less aggressive […]

Tri for a Cure: The Two Sisters at the Water Station

Leni and Lita

What are the odds that two sisters would both have with the same type of lung cancer? Slim. Even if they are identical twins or identical mirror twins like Leni Grant and Lita Brown, from Gray. Mirror twins are identical twins with opposite features — reflections of each other. For instance, Lita is right-handed and […]