Monday, July 09, 2007

Health Care Reform Time

After seeing "Sicko," I was drawn back to the Moshe Kanovsky story. Something really needs to be done about the uninsured/insured in this country, specifically those who are struggling with expensive mental health issues.

After Moshe Kanovsky graduated from Cardozo, burdened by student loans, trying to piece together a series of part time legal jobs, and without adequate health coverage, Kanovsky struggled to find the funds to treat a debilitating psychological disorder.

His financial situation was dire. He was open about the fact that he could not afford the best psychiatric care and ended up seeing a "multitude of doctors," one friend said.

"You get what you pay for," the struggling intellect would tell his closest friend when discussing the quality of his therapy.

Moshe Kanovsky tragically committed suicide on April 13th. Didn't we owe something more to someone who worked so hard, played by all the rules, and spent so many hours providing free legal assistance to members of the Lower East Side?


Anonymous said...

hey did ou just delete some recent posts? I could have sworn I saw a recent entry that was in quotes from Caesar...

Anonymous said...

About that huge salary: It's a longshot

Most law grads face lower pay and debt.

Leigh Jones / Staff Reporter
July 9, 2007

helpme123 said...

"hey did ou just delete some recent posts? I could have sworn I saw a recent entry that was in quotes from Caesar..."

I changed it. Was too depressing. ttt

Anonymous said...

i went to cardozo too- i ended up with a lot of debt-they offer money to bright students but the money is often lost b/c of the cruel grading curve-that's how cardozo hooks a lot of people-sick

Anonymous said...

There was money for Moshe's health care. The NYdailynews misrepresented the situation. I am a member of the family and I know for a fact that any money Moshe needed for medication, psychiatrists or anything health related, was paid for without question. Please don't think his actions were a result of not having the money for sufficient mental health care.