A Painful Truth - The Entrapment of America's Sick

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Nancy Rector, May 27, 2011 - 158 pages
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At age 52, while in the privacy of her own home, Nancy Rector had a twenty plus man SWAT team break her door down with a battering ram and was arrested in front of her daughter and 5-year-old granddaughter and taken away to jail in handcuffs. Her crime? Purchasing a single order of pain medication online without a prescription. She ended up a convicted felon for doing nothing more than trying to survive an incredibly painful, debilitating, chronic illness for which no doctor would diagnose nor treat her as she had no insurance. This is her detailed story of what happened to her and how and why it can happen to anyone.We live in a country where freedom, individual rights and justice are held to be of extreme importance. A country on the cutting edge of science, medicine and technology, where the common social mantra is "We're Number One!" It is also the only industrialized nation in the world that does not provide healthcare for its sick and dying. In fact preditorial capitalism has made any type of healthcare option out of reach for millions of its citizens. This, in combination of an overburdened legal system, places its citizens in circumstances where justice, decency and humanity are lacking if not absence altogether.
 

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Contents

Impetus
1
Toxic Drugs
17
Arrest and Booking
33
Hey Its Good To Be Back Home Again Sorta
47
Searching for a Physician
51
Plea Bargain
69
My Computer Comes Home
85
A Guilty Mind
99
Cost Benefit Pros and cons ofthe situation
103
Life as a Felon
117
References and Notes
135
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Nancy Rector is a wife and mother born in Pennsylvania and raised in Mesa, Arizona until her marriage to Roy Rivers at age 18. Nancy spent the early years of her marriage staying at home to raise their four children. When her two middle teenagers became involved in the Gothic subculture, which included runaways, drugs and other dangerous activities, her life took a dramatic change from its typical home and family agenda. That change led Nancy into many areas she had never envisioned being involved in. It also included some painful realizations, one of which was a government system set up to respond to problems rather than prevent them. With this revelation she became active in the community in raising awareness on certain youth issues which included being on the local television news and radio shows along with taking part on an A&E Investigative Reports cable television show concerning youth and the occult. It was also the catalyst to her starting college at age 39 to learn more about the criminal justice system and social issues. This desire to learn and spread awareness on a variety of topics never left her, though an unknown illness slowed her down for many years and resulted in the events taking place in this book. Nancy believes that much more public awareness is needed because of what is going on behind the scenes of many of the organizations we unthinkingly trust. Too many accept the blatant mistreatment by those who would manipulate society for profit. We've become a very apathetic society falling back on the beliefs and opinions of others rather than searching for the truth ourselves. Americans' need to demand more from themselves and from their government.

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