You have cancer? That’s expensive. You’re fired.
by Caleb Reading
SPARTA, Wis. — A Sparta woman who said she was fired because she has breast cancer has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Angie Arttus said her life was turned upside down in less than a week. She said she was diagnosed with breast cancer, informed her supervisor at Dura-Tech Industries in La Crosse, then met with a human resource manager who asked her to resign.
She can’t qualify for medicaid in Wisconsin because she doesn’t have kids, is not pregnant, is older than 18 and younger than 65, and is not yet totally disabled by SSI’s standards. These are the requirements for medicaid in most states, by the way. Next time you or someone you know is complaining about welfare babies, keep in mind that reproductively responsible adults usually can’t get so much as a $17 rescue inhaler from our government.