I'm a breast cancer survivor. I live in a rural area in southern Illinois.The red tape I go through is insane, especially to obtain my breast MRI each spring that's ordered by my breast surgeon. It scares me because if my cancer does return, I want to be able to begin treatment as soon as possible, without waiting to wade through a bureaucratic mess.

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