Palatine Mom Pushes For Cap On Insurance, Medication Costs
Challenges follow us every day of our lives. But for 23-year-old James Mitchell of Palatine, not only has he lived with hemophilia since one year old, but along with it, a $3,000 yearly insurance deductible for the life-saving medicine he must take. Hemophilia type B prevents his blood from clotting normally. That means Mitchell must tread carefully through life avoiding any form of injury. Best explained, “a minimal bruise on a healthy child would spread uncontrollably for James, causing blood to leak into and wear away the lining of his joints, muscles and surrounding tissue.” Read full article.