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Daughter needs life-sustaining medication

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To the editor:

My daughter is 14 years post-liver transplant and has fought for medical coverage every step of the way.

Now the state of Illinois will pay for her to stop smoking, but they will not pay for anti-rejection medication. She has been without medicine for almost a week.

ALMH emergency room will give her half a dose, but thatís all, because insurance would not allow more.

Where do you go when everyone is passing the buck and the one that is hurt is the girl without the medicine that will keep her alive?

Antonia E. Lolling

(See ALMH response.)

[Posted August 19, 2009]

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