The famous actress who is fighting cancer was left without health insurance
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The American actress Shannen Doherty has been through a lot in her life and has experienced a lot of different things throughout her life. In spite of everything, she has shown many times that she is a fighter and that she is not willing to give up no matter what the situation is.
Sadly, Doherty had to face certain problems again which she will have to deal with in the future. Known for playing Brenda on the popular 90s television series "Beverly Hills 90210", Shannen Doherty has battled breast cancer for years, a disease that she nearly returned to after she had gone into remission from a malignant disease in 2017.
Sadly, misfortune doesn't come alone in this case, and she has now announced that she is no longer covered for medical expenses by her union because she earned less than $26,470 during the past year, which is the minimum income in order to qualify for health insurance, as stated by SAG-AFRTA.
Shannen Doherty's statement
"I've been working since I was ten years old and I regularly pay membership fees to the union, and when I can no longer record due to illness, no one cares about me. I think we can and must do better,"- Doherty said.
She is calling upon her colleague, Fran Drescher, the president of the association, to come up with a plan to address the problem. As a matter of fact, in addition to Fran Drescher being elected to this position, she herself successfully defeated uterine cancer.
"The right to health insurance must not be linked to the level of income in the last year, because in this way we are all doomed to be left without the right to treatment in the fight against a long and serious illness,"-added 51-year-old Doherty.
It is very important to her fans that she shares information about her health regularly so that they can stay informed.