SERIES: Healthcare in America #14, Alessandra Biaggi, This Is the Bronx

by Alessandra Biaggi, Sept 2, 2018

I’m Alessandra Biaggi and I support universal healthcare in New York State as well as the NY Health Act. I’m sending my story to thisistheBronXbecause my family is typical of many of the people in district 34 whose vote I seek.

I have many healthcare stories but the one I want to share with you today is about my father who has Parkinson’s disease.

In 2012 my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and so, from that point forward, the number of pills that he’s had to take has increased and decreased depending upon how well he’s doing each month. My dad is on my mom’s health insurance plan. My mom’s health insurance, which is actually through a public hospital, does not have a rider because it’s very expensive to add prescription drugs.

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