Laid-Off FL Mom With Lupus: “It’s A Complete Cluster”

florida covid-19Amid coronavirus pandemic, Florida woman with Lupus loses job and medical benefits in one day

Fox News – Christine Rama’s journey from furloughed to jobless has left the single mother in a race against time because 8-weeks after she first filed for Florida unemployment benefits on March 27, her application is still listed as pending on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website and her health benefits have expired.

“It’s just a failed system,” Rama said. “It’s a complete cluster. It’s like a nightmare.”

Rama received an email from her employer last week advising her that both her employment and medical benefits would be terminated effective May 31.

Her 10-year old son Caiden has Asthma and she is struggling with Lupus a condition that recently flared up, she said.

Prior to being terminated, Rama had just started a new medication for her conditions which requires an IV infusion, she said in an email.

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“It requires three loading doses every 2 weeks and then monthly infusions for maintenance,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, with my insurance ending I will not be able to continue my treatments … ” Read more. 

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