Jessica Schorr Saxe

Jessica Schorr Saxe is a Charlotte physician who is chair of the local chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:12am
Let’s Celebrate Medicare by Expanding It
Just after her 65th birthday, a patient limped into my office and apologized for not having shown up in months. She had not been able to afford a visit. Now on Medicare, she was able to address her medical problems. Within a month, she had seen her kidney doctor and an orthopedist. Within a few more weeks, she would have the knee replacement that had been recommended years before.
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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 11:08am
The Honest and Just Path to a Sustainable Medicare
In January 2009, at the age of 63 1/2, my friend Carol Bentley was laid off her 10-year job without warning. In a one-two punch, her health insurance ended the next day. She could not afford COBRA. Desperate about her medical expenses, she was rescued when federal stimulus money temporarily subsidized COBRA for the unemployed. That covered her until she was eligible for Medicare in July 2010.
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