Barbara Bosma Garlock

Mother, Hospital Chaplain, Emergency Assistance Coordinator, and former Healthcare Lawyer

Barbara was going back to school at age 46 to become a hospital chaplain when cancer spread unchecked for 5 months during a period of being uninsured, 3 years before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. By 2013, her family of 4 could no longer afford the exorbitant costs for a cancer recurrence blood test and a $40,000 annual insurance bill. Barbara died at age 53 from stage IV breast cancer.