I saw a friend today that I haven't seen for awhile. Her husband was on her health insurance policy. She just lost her policy due to recent changes in the state of MA. He had been on medication for a long time for severe back pain from a car accident years ago. I suspect he was also taking meds for depression. His disability wouldn't pay for his meds. She was in the process of getting private Blue Cross, and it wouldn't take effect for a couple of months. He came home with a gun two weeks ago, went out into the woods in the backyard and shot himself to death. She didn't know how desperate he was. He was good at holding things in. They didn't seem to be aware that there might be state mental health services available in the city they live in that would have been free until he could pay on a sliding scale. This reminds me of how Madwolf says that no person should have to go without medication for their pain. This is a crime.