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Length: 272 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1845 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0988488418
  • Publisher: Erin Havel; 1 edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009V37CXU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,131,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Erin Havel is an author, Huffington Post blogger, and activist for those living with cancer and other rarely understood medical conditions. As a young adult survivor of an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) and CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia) she has a unique written voice that incorporates humor into serious subjects. Her books and articles focus on thought provoking topics with inspirational responses.
 
In 2012, Erin was nominated for a We-Go Health Activist Award. In 2013 her book, The Malformation of Health Care, was nominated for the Seattle Mayor's Arts Award for social justice. Also in 2013, Erin was honored with the Jeanene Laegreid Profiles in Courage Award.

Erin lives in Seattle, Washington. The Malformation of Health Care is her debut book. Currently she is working on several writing projects including a young adult fiction series.

Follow her progress on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErinHavelAuthor
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mysalvation on October 23, 2012
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Most of us hear that the healthcare system is broken but few of us experience this kind of dazzleing rollercoaster; navigating systems that are designed to be complex and cumbersome. Erin is resiliant as she persists in her dealings with insurance companies and hospital professionals while undergoing intense medical treatments. Her writing is inspired, touching, and many times humorous as she shares her story so that others may learn from and be inspired by her personal journey.

Timely and wonderfully written - this book is a must read - and a must share with your friends and family.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bill Taylor on November 9, 2012
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I am a CML patient, and the issues brought up in this book are relevant and on target. Anyone who has a disease where the cost of treatment or medication is off the charts should read this book. This is an in depth study about our insurance industry.
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Erin's book is an important read for anyone who cares at all about the state of healthcare in our country. It is astonishing what she had to and still endures every day - not always feeling well, not always knowing if life saving procedures or medication will be covered. I am one of the lucky Americans who has a job that provides me with good healthcare coverage and I thankfully have not had to experience any major health issues myself. This book sheds light on a problem that unfortunately too many people have to encounter. Everyone in this country deserves equal access to good medical care. By sharing her personal journey with illness, inequality, and insurance companies Erin gives a voice and encouragement to others who cannot tell their stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katrina Lehto on November 16, 2012
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When people say that our health care system is broken, most of them do not have this sort of personal experience or information about it. This book helps to explain and demonstrate any number of the ways that our current system is failing us and points out a few ideas and suggestions that would help improve the experience from the patient's side of things. One of the most important things to do in any struggle is to share personal stories since that connection and awareness is what engages others.

Thank you for sharing this story. It is powerful and personal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 8, 2012
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My daughter told me about this book, and I am so glad I read it. Erin's book is not just a primer for how to deal with insurance companies. It's a message of hope for people. People who may be going through an illness and navigating the same healthcare hurdles. People who may be doing this alone. I am humbled by Erin's faith, stamina, positivity, and perseverance. What an inspiring book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bruce havel on November 5, 2012
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Erin, I just finished reading your book, an excellent tale of the epic battle between good and evil. I laughed, I cried, I learned so much! It is so important to maintain ones integrity, empathy and love, rejecting selfishness and greed. I believe your story will be hugely beneficial to those who are dealing with unjust company practices as well as all who have suffered injustice of any kind. Speak Out Oh Voices of Justice and Truth!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Crane on March 27, 2013
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This is an amazing story, enlightening, frustrating, and yet delightful for the author's sparkling personality. If you've every had to deal with health issues you'll be right there in the fight with her. The title doesn't give you any feel for what you will read, but I guarantee you will feel all Erin's frustration and still be delighted with her humor at dealing "all her life" with major health issues and the insurance system in this country. Highly recommend you read it. It should be sad, but is not, and instead leaves you cheering for her indomitable spirit to get up and keep fighting. It does is give you a feel for what people who have to fight their insurance companies and the government to get the healthcare they are paying for have to go through all the time. A lesser spirit would have broken under it, but she shows unbelievable strength of character as she fights on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amber Harris on April 27, 2014
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Author Erin Havel shares an insightful story with a strong voice. She highlights the areas of need in the American Healthcare system while maintaining a voice that is both warm and ironic. I enjoyed this not only for the information, but also for the journey on which the author leads her readers. The book is a fast, powerful read, filled with powerful moments.
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