Hilary Swank revelou que deu entrada com um um processo contra o seguro saúde do sindicato dos atores. A atriz acusa o seguro saúde de se recusar a cobrir os tratamentos quistos nos ovários resultantes de uma cirurgia de emergência que teve de realizar em 2008 que obrigou à remoção de um ovário.
"Estou a processar o mútuo SAG / AFTRA. É hora de sermos tratados com justiça", escreveu Hilary Swank no Instagram.
A atriz de 46 anos informou assim os seus milhões de seguidores de que reclama do seguro saúde do SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild - Federação Americana de Artistas de Televisão e Rádio), um sindicato que representa cerca de 160 mil talentos, incluindo atores de cinema e televisão, jornalistas, apresentadores de rádio, cantores, e outras figuras dos media em todo o mundo.
A atriz de "Million Dollar Baby" explica que a instituição se recusou a cobrir o tratamento para os quistos ovarianos em 2015. Estes quistos foram diagnosticados em 2008, após a remoção do seu ovário esquerdo durante uma operação de emergência.
I’m truly exhausted by the way women’s ovarian and cyclical health issues continue to be treated by healthcare insurance companies. I have experienced it in my own life, and I continually read about it across social media and in the press. Their policies are antiquated, barbaric and primarily view the role of women's organs solely as a means for procreation. My hope is to create change for all woman suffering from women’s health issues that have to battle with insurance companies who diminish the significance of their problems, don’t believe the patient (or their doctor's) explanations surrounding their suffering, and severely preclude coverage to only incredibly limited services and procedures. It’s painful enough having to deal with the nature of a female health issue, let alone having to wrestle with the stress of trying to get your insurance company to provide the coverage and care that their contract explicitly states they offer. After years of experiencing my own health issues and the ensuing denials from my healthcare company for services that are medically proven to preserve my life, and seeing how expensive this is to support without the help of an insurance company, I decided to speak up. Based on what I learned, I know that most women can’t afford the medical treatments necessary to cover simple female health issues. I can only assume they either financially deplete their resources, or they forgo the treatments, quietly suffering in pain and risking their lives. My hope is to be a voice for them. SAG / AFTRA Healthplan claim they treat and protect all of their members equally. I don’t believe this is true. If you’re a woman suffering from female health issues, I have no doubt you’ll agree with me. If you’re a man, ask your mother, your daughter, your sister, or a girl friend. I already know the answer. I’m suing SAG / AFTRA Healthplan. It’s time we are treated fairly.