Actress Shannen Doherty is in the midst of her most cancers remedy, which she claims has been made harder with out correct medical health insurance protection.
“@Officialfrandrescher I’m curious for individuals like me who’ve labored since they had been 10 and paid dues to @sagaftra how after we aren’t capable of work for well being the explanation why our union abandons us,” the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, 51, wrote by way of Instagram on Wednesday, March 8, tagging the Nanny alum, 65, who’s the present president of the SAG-AFTRA group. “I believe we will do higher for all our members and I believe you’re [the] particular person to do it.”
Doherty continued: “Medical health insurance shouldn’t be primarily based on annual revenue. It’s a lifetime contribution. And for me and lots of others, we’ve got paid a lifetime of dues to solely be canceled as a result of we don’t meet your present standards. Not OK.”
The Tennessee native, who was first identified with breast most cancers in 2015, additionally snapped a selfie of herself receiving an IV remedy alongside her candid publish.
Drescher was elected president of SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents performers and media professionals, in 2021 after Doherty’s former Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Gabrielle Carteris introduced that she wouldn’t search re-election after her personal five-year time period.
Whereas neither Drescher nor the performing union have addressed the Charmed alum’s ideas, a number of of her well-known buddies are in her nook. “100 💯 100 💯 too lots of my buddies have gone by means of this — it is senseless. @sagaftra should do higher!!” Busy Philipps commented on Wednesday.
Candace Cameron Bure, Alyssa Milano, Kelly Hu, fellow Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Christine Elise McCarthy and different stars have additionally publicly shared their help.
“I agree! I’ve been a member of SAG for 50 years. Since they arbitrarily modified the principles, me and lots of different senior actors have misplaced our SAG insurance coverage,” Alana Stewart, who was beforehand married to rocker Rod Stewart, claimed in her personal Instagram remark. “It’s outrageous to pay dues your complete profession and find yourself with no insurance coverage.”
Whereas Doherty didn’t go into specifics about why she is sad together with her medical health insurance, she has lengthy been candid about her medical challenges. The Mallrats actress was first identified with breast most cancers in March 2015. After briefly coming into remission, Doherty revealed in February 2020 that the sickness had returned.
“It’s going to come back out in a matter of days or every week that — I’m stage IV. So my most cancers got here again. And that’s why I’m right here,” the Heathers star stated on Good Morning America on the time. “I don’t suppose I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter tablet to swallow in a number of methods. … I undoubtedly have days the place I say, ‘Why me?’ After which I am going, ‘Properly, why not me? Who else? Who else apart from me deserves this?’ None of us do.”