Over ten years ago, my first wife was diagnosed with a rare congenital form of bone cancer. We were told it was invariably fatal, and to prolong her life she consented to a high risk surgical procedure to remove the cancerous vertebra from her neck. The surgeries went horribly wrong, resulting in surgical strokes which left her paralyzed and in permanent pain. We converted our home into an ICU, and I became her round the clock caregiver for the next three years until she passed away in 2008.
Since then I earned a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration (MHCA) and have dedicated my life to helping others avoid the mistakes we made as a Patient Care Advocate.
For the last year, I have been researching Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) and authoring my first book on this subject. Lives Lost: The True Cost of Medicaid Non-Expansion is a close look at the 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid to include the working poor.
It will be available in Summer 2017.
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I also draw on my own personal experience and spiritual beliefs
as a Christian to author a blog about ethics in health care.
You can read it at