Cancer survivor pleading for help with health insurance 'angry and hurt' over Tillis staffer's response
Carolina Beach, N.C. — A three-time cancer survivor who reached out to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis for help with her health insurance dilemma said that she got an insensitive response from a staffer instead.
"I’ve seen just about everything health care has to throw at a person," said Bev Veals of Carolina Beach.
Over the past 20 years, Veals beat cancer three times, and her fight included struggles to get care and medical bankruptcy.
When her husband was furloughed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Veals worried about losing her health insurance, so she reached out to lawmakers for help.