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Shimansky friends set up 'thank you' fund

Original post made on Sep 4, 2009

Danville Councilman Mike Shimansky's condition is stable, say friends, but the bills are inevitably mounting. So David Miller, owner of Ultimate Security, has organized a support fund for the family to help defray expenses.

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Posted by Isabel
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 4, 2009 at 7:14 am

I wonder what the family thinks about the current national insurance conversation.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Sep 4, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Though going through a traumatic and difficult time, Mike is over 65 I believe and covered by Medicare. He worked for corporate America and retired early so he probably has a health insurance coverage that covers prescriptions too. Not to minimize the sad health situation, but he does have health insurance because he worked for an employer that contributed. For those who are self employed, or small business owners it is a large out of pocket expense and it is more and more prohibitive and costly. P. S. I do think it is a nice gesture to help him if he needs the financial support. I for one, will pray for him and wish him well.

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Posted by David S
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 8, 2009 at 10:09 am

I find the remark very Political. To make a Political statement about the unfortunate circumstances of another Human Being to try and make political Capital is disgusting.

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Posted by SadStory
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm

The article doesn't say medical expenses. I assumed it was the cost of being hundreds of miles from home and the inevitable extended stay in San Diego. When you get really sick away from home, plenty of other expenses (besides medical) begin to pile up. Very sad story. The older we get the harder it is to fight off illness. I don't know this guy but I hope he pulls through ok.

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