Category: HEALTH & MEDICINE

North America’s Healthcare Sham

JO SIMMONS—Indeed, just like in the US, minorities are more likely to be left out in the cold than others. Unable to afford the high costs of certain medical treatments – costs any just system should cover for them but doesn’t – they are left to fend for themselves. This is already a deeply disturbing scenario in general terms. However, when rare genetic conditions like Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) are added into the mix, the outlook of patients turns from bad to catastrophic.

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