U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono’s cancer diagnosis has fueled her crusade for health care reform
By Sophie Cocke firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 17, 2019
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“It’s been brought home to me, knowing how extensive my medical care is, that if people didn’t have health insurance or Medicare or Medicaid, then literally people die. So it’s been brought home to me in a very personal way,” said Mazie Hirono U.S. senator (D-Hawaii), who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2017.