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Published November 16, 2009, 03:48 PM

Health Care Reform Series: Part 3

Would you think differently of health care reform if you got in a serious accident or got a severe illness or disease?

By: Casey Wonnenberg, WDAZ

Would you think differently of health care reform if you got in a serious accident or got a severe illness or disease?

How would your insurance hold up, and would you be happy with the way your money was being used to treat the problem?

In the final part of our special series, WDAZ sat down with an East Grand Forks woman battling cancer to get her take on reform.

Denae Grove says, "I was diagnosed in April and had double mastectomy in May, started chemo in June."

Because of breast cancer, Grove's medical bills have been piling up. She says she's very happy she has health insurance.

Grove says, “My personal view has been a very positive one. We have health insurance through our employers, and we've had very good coverage and experience dealing with the insurance companies and all that."

While Grove says she's had a very good experience with the healthcare system, not everyone has.

"I think there's definitely room for improvement in controlling prices to make access to healthcare more affordable to those people who don't have as good as coverage or who aren't able to get coverage currently,” says Grove.

But Grove says the bill legislators are currently looking at is not the bill that should be approved. She does not want to see the government run the nation's health care system.

Grove says, "I'm not so sure that currently where they're at with health care reform and what they’re going to accomplish is the goal they started to talk about."

But she says she would like to see others "in her shoes" be able to get the same quality care, even if they don't have insurance. She says that's something legislators should look into.

Grove says, "It would have been another stressor or another thing to take care of. I just couldn't imagine having to deal with one more big issue at that time. Yeah. My insurance for me really was a savor."

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