Skip to comments.Woman in class-action lawsuit against Xerox dies
Posted on 07/02/2014 4:55:05 AM PDT by kingattax
Time ran out for Linda Rolain.
The Las Vegas woman died Monday, less than two weeks after her family went public with details of how enrollment trouble through the Nevada Health Link insurance exchange kept her from getting treatment in January for an aggressive brain tumor.
Rolain was one of about 150 Nevadans suing Nevada Health Link contractor Xerox for enrollment mixups that left them without the health insurance they paid for.
Rolain is the first to die of complications from an illness that her family said went untreated for lack of coverage. But observers close to her case say she may not be the last, because others are in similarly urgent situations.
We are worried that this is the first of many Nevadans who have life-threatening issues that may end up in such tragic circumstances. We urge all Nevadans to verify that their insurance is active and in place in light of the many problems that hundreds if not thousands of Nevadans have gone through, said Rolains law firm, Callister, Immerman and Associates, in a statement.
We ask that everyone please honor the familys grief in this time and we hope that her tragic death can be a catalyst to putting an effective process in place to ensure that this tragedy is not repeated in the future and all of those who have paid for health insurance actually receive what they have paid for, it continued.
Local insurance broker Pat Casale, who began in May to help the Rolains with their enrollment issues, said he wouldnt be surprised if there were at least another 100 Nevadans who face both coverage problems and urgent and emergent health-care needs.
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The problem here is Obama. Sue him.
Yeah. He's disappointed the people aren't dying off at a faster pace.
De facto death panels.
Your Government does not care about your health. They just wanted all the money and the control over who lives and who dies. Sebelius: ‘some will live.....some will die’.
We haven’t begun to imagine the problems this import of people will cause!
This is what happens in socialized medicine.
Well he did say as a cost cutting measure that he would send them home and give them a pill, so he is keeping his word on that.
Obama lied. People died.
I wonder if govt or Xerox will go after her estate for unpaid premiums?