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A Glimpse At ObamaCare

April 10, 2010

Yeah, this is some pretty sad stuff, here… but just you wait. This won’t be the last story like this. No way. Uncle Scam is after you.

Medicaid Drops Coverage For Mom With Cancer
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4)

A woman battling a cancer battle was dealt a surprise blow by Uncle Sam this month.

Diana Smith has gone through six months of radiation and chemotherapy -- one week out of every month. She fears she will die without the bone marrow transplant scheduled for Tuesday.

Diana Smith has gone through six months of radiation and chemotherapy — one week out of every month. She is in remission and had a donor for a transplant; being in remission is prerequisite for the transplant.

But her hopes of receiving the transplant were dashed in March, when she says, the Social Security Administration contacted her –without her soliciting it — and told her that her three year-old son was entitled to receive Social Security disability payments. Even though she didn’t ask for it, she signed the form and received her son’s first check.

In April, Medicaid canceled her universal health care policy because her income level had risen with her son’s payments – making her ineligible for the insurance program.

The problem is Jackson Memorial Hospital cannot provide the procedure because the risk is too high. The universal policy from Medicaid helps shield the hospital from liability in this kind of case. Without it, they are subject to liability issues.

Even though Smith offered to cancel her son’s disability benefits, she was told it’s too late.

“She’s gone through six months worth of radiation and chemo, her body can’t take anymore. If they don’t allow her to have this transplant coming up right now next week, they’re in effect signing her death warrant,” said her friend Tom Noonan.

“I want to live to see my son grow up and get on with my life,” Smith told CBS4’s Ted Scouten.

As a result of the WFOR CBS 4 report, State Sen. Dave Aronberg is prepared to take action over the weekend. Social Security officials are also looking into the case to make the surgery happen on Tuesday as had been planned.

Social Security officials are with the federal government, Lady. They’re here to help. How does this make you feel?

You know… Considering that our Government is already the number one major insurer in the country… they ought to be able to handle situations like this. But here you have it, folks, they cannot. This only proves that the government cannot run the insurance agencies it already has it’s hands in such as medicaid and medicare… If they deny treatments – and over look cases on a smaller level – does handing over our entire health care system to the government make you feel safe? Does it make sense that medicare and medicaid (and social security) have already started to go bankrupt (as they are fiscally unsustainable) that our government can financially sustain a socialized medicine program? Of course not. Who is the number one denier of treatments? Oh! It’s  the federal government and their government-run health care programs, of course. So, finding a scapegoat – private insurance agencies and health care professions – and claiming that they’re denying treatments at alarming rates is how the government plays. INSANE. Yeah – they’re coming after us all.

Two words: TORT REFORM.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2010 4:39 pm

    DangerB,
    Someone was interviewed on FOX the other night and said it would slowly sink into the American people. Like a dripping faucet, one drip at a time. Cuts in benefits, rationing of care, increased costs, increased bureaucracy, more government intrusion but by then it will be too late.
    Bob A.

  2. thesuperbloop permalink
    April 14, 2010 12:34 am

    It seems more like a fault in the system then anything else: even this health care system is not perfect.

    And what is this shit about handling over our entire health care system? Its not like private insurures have been banned. In fact, this woman might not have been insured at all if it weren’t for Medicaide.

    But, most importantly, if you take so much offense at this, then where were you when private insurance companies rejected health care to citizens? Isn’t it odd that, when Medicade (part of which was under the old Medicade) rejects someone, you immdetiadtly jump on it, yet you ignore everytime a private insurance company rejects someone or jacks up the price, you have disappeared into thin air?

    • April 14, 2010 1:32 am

      I was sitting right here; or busting ass to provide my hard earned tax moneys to support various failing government systems. The thing about free market, kiddo, is that if you’re unsatisfied with how you’re being treated – or would like to find a better deal, then you’re free to explore the options. When your options are cut off – and you’re then forced into a government subsidized “program” that will go bankrupt faster than people who are having their hard earner money taken away from them by Barack Obama and his ilk; you have no options. Not anymore.

      Yes, I’m certain that you won’t be able to understand the importance of capitalism, opportunities, choices, and free market, but do try. Your “arguments” make me laugh more often than they make me think. I outgrew that mentality by the seventh grade.

      I’ve been dealing with “government” health care my entire life, being a military kid and all, so I always chose to see other doctors outside of military facilities. Yes, because I like to get a little bang for my buck and enjoyed my right to choose my health care. The WORST treatment/medical experiences I’ve EVER had have been through, YES, government control.

      So, no, I do no disappearing. Will YOU disappear when your beloved government turns it’s back on you? Those who “need” them the most? Future generations who don’t even have a say in something that will effect them in very serious, personal ways? I’m not upset about handling our health care system over, I’m whizzed about HANDING it over; when they’re stealing it against the will of the people.

      Again, let me restate the fact that Medicaid and Medicare turn away more patients and deny more care than any “private insurance” company has, and ever will.

      So tell me, do you get pleasure from suckling on the government teat? Personally? It’s not my bag.

      Go study up on your spelling, kid. It’s more irritating than it is adorable. Again, how old are you? Because if you’re, say, seven-ish — then I stand corrected and it is kind of cute. If you’re over fourteen, it’s pathetic.

    • April 14, 2010 1:43 am

      Hi Superblooper,
      Then you fix the fault, you don’t create a whole new government system This plan is a disaster.
      Bob A.

  3. thesuperbloop permalink
    April 14, 2010 1:43 pm

    About 30% of those rejected claims, however, are due to error of a doctor or the hospital. Again, the system is not perfect.

    But that still begs the question: where were you before you recived those statistics? Why have you never complained about private companies?

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