Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals She Has Breast Cancer

Sep 28, 2017  •  Post A Comment

“Veep” star and “Seinfeld” alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced today that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 11-time Emmy winner made the revelation in a post on her Twitter account.

“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

People reports that Louis-Dreyfus learned about the diagnosis earlier this month, the day after winning her sixth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for “Veep.”

HBO confirmed that it would adjust the production schedule for “Veep” as needed to accommodate any treatments needed by Louis-Dreyfus.

The pay-cable network released a statement in which it said: “Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time. We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of ‘Veep.’”


  1. I doubt if she would be as optimistic if she actually had Universal Health Care instead of her Cadillac Union Health Insurance Plan…

  2. But I do wish her a quick and full recovery from her cancer.

  3. Universal health care need not be inferior to other kinds. Other countries have it and it works fine.

  4. I don’t want to get in a major debate over this, but how do you know? In what countries have you received medical care? I have friends living in England and they have a long waiting period to see anyone. In France, the medical field is off on weekends. Canada is the same as England which is why many come over the border for their medical needs.All of the countries that have it are considerably smaller than the U.S. And it is the destination for all around the world who can afford to come here for major care needs. Competition makes everything better. The only countries that do have great healthcare, besides the U.S., are in the oil-rich Middle East – but again, these are very small countries. Besides, how is that VA thing going? Just a small indication of what Universal Care would look like.

  5. I’ve spoken to people from the Canada, United Kingdom and European nations over the years and nearly all are happy with their health care. There is no significant wait for services when people are truly sick. Sometimes elective procedures get put off of a while, as in the United States. Studies show that most of these nations have healthier people who live longer lives than in the U.S., though I realize there are other factors that affect live span beside medical care (diet, exercise, environmental factors, etc.). Still, if their health care sucked, I don’t think that, as a group, they would be living longer.

    It’s a myth that universal health care doesn’t work when it clearly does in some countries. I would say that partisan politics and the domination of special interests in our political system have made a mess of it here. I think that’s unlikely to ever change. It’s a shame because there are good people (yes, many hardworking, employed people) who have no health insurance. Their current care is so limited that they have little chance to keep their families healthy and alive to the extent that others of us do.

  6. Both of you are correct. For routine medical care the single payer plans work ok. However, the downside is there is a lack of innovation and a prioritization system that impacts waiting times drastically. That is why you see people coming to the US for more innovative health care and to get early treat for certain diseases and surgery that have longer waiting times.

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