Woman suing Nevada health exchange contractor dies

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Updated: 7/01 4:47 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the company that ran Nevada's health insurance exchange has died of cancer.

Officials at the Clark County Coroner's Office say 64-year-old Linda Rolain died at home Monday morning of lung cancer that had spread to her brain.

Her husband Roger said at a June 19 press conference that her treatments were delayed because of signup glitches and a miscommunication about the date her insurance coverage would take effect.

A Xerox spokesman declined a request for comment from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Rolain was part of a lawsuit filed in April alleging Nevadans who paid for coverage remained uninsured because of problems with the website.

Callister, Immerman and Associates, the firm that filed the suit, said they feared more cases like Rolain's.

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Bluesnbob - 7/2/2014 8:41 PM
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If she was dying of cancer she should have applied onto the SSDI fast Track program and then she would have Medicare at least. You are responsible for your health America! This isn't Sweden!

srkeegan - 7/1/2014 8:24 PM
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But the important thing is, the 64-year-old woman had access to birth control. Pft....

Griffin - 7/1/2014 7:04 PM
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This is what the Healthcare was suppose to have happen. Make sure those that are sick with terminal diseases do not get healthcare in time so they die, then you don't have to cover those who will eat up a lot of the funds coming in. Many people saw this headed our way, and now it has came about. Who is next in line to pass away from not receiving care in time with this health care system? I am sorry to hear of her passing, if she had gotten the help she was promised "you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan, you like your doctor, you can keep you doctor", She may have survived and be alive and healthy today.
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