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An Activist's Tragic Death

Mar 04, 2019 - The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re ''Carrie Ann Lucas, Vigorous Defender of Disabled Parents, Is Dead at 47'' (obituary, Feb. 28):

Your obituary rightly praises Carrie Ann Lucas for her many achievements as a disability rights activist and disabled mother. But to ignore the real cause of her death is an insult to Ms. Lucas's legacy.

As documented on her blog and on social media, Ms. Lucas died because her health insurer declined to pay for her necessary medication. She was acutely aware th...