No, I do not believe anyone should be compensated for the medical/scientific use of their tissues because to do so would so would be so prohibitively expensive and and complex to carry out efficiently and fairly. There are just some things that should be done simply for the greater good of mankind. However, in light of what's currently happening with our corporate-run government and society, I would amend my opinion if a for-profit company made billions and billions of dollars selling the samples. There should be no profit attached to the use of tissue samples other than what is necessary to cover whatever costs are involved.
As to whether the Lacks deserve health insurance, how could any sane human answer that in the negative? EVERYONE deserves adequate health insurance and it's criminally indefensible that the US is the only industrialized country that does not provide it. There may be problems with access to some medical care in those countries that have universal coverage but those are problems that can be ameliorated at much less cost to society than the situation that exists in the US where people without insurance die for lack of affordable medical care. This country needs to abolish all the private insurance companies that have existed solely to increase medical costs beyond affordability, make it impossible for so many physicians to stay in practice, and to deny treatments to people who need them. Stop the government from paying for outrageous wars and use the money for single-payer healthcare for everyone!
Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.