Soon it will be October. Isn’t that breast cancer awareness month?
MassHealth is our state’s Medicaid for low income and unable to afford an individual plan. Can someone explain why there is a separate program for gynecological cancers?
I thought Medicaid was in place for such individuals and families. Isn’t a separate program to pay specifically for gynecological cancers discriminatory?
If you notice the first requirement to qualify, it’s strictly for women. There are men who get breast cancer, from average Joe’s to notables like KISS’ Peter Criss & actor Richard Roundtree.
Here are statistics for that. It appears more common in black men than white, and with worse outcome:
Now, if a man living in Massachusetts was not only diagnosed with breast cancer, but lost his health coverage, he couldn’t qualify for our state’s program to pay for his treatment.
Isn’t that discriminatory? Or is it only discriminatory if it takes place against a woman?
Do feminists want equitable treatment for women? Or, as programs like this seem to suggest, special?