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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:35 PM

Floridians! Family member needs healthcare info please!!!

Found out today that my brother in law needs surgery as a disc compression is costing him the use of both arms. Problem is, he does rescue work for exotic birds and thus has no insurance. What are the options in Florida..if any? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Reply Floridians! Family member needs healthcare info please!!! (Original post)
whyzayker Apr 2012 OP
steve2470 Apr 2012 #1
whyzayker Apr 2012 #2
NightWatcher Apr 2012 #3
whyzayker Apr 2012 #4
NightWatcher Apr 2012 #5
RebelOne Apr 2012 #6

Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:36 PM

1. off top of my head, that might be helpful:

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

2. Saw that...thanks!

I heard there are "public" facilities in Florida? Not sure if I'm saying that right. Places developed for uninsured patients?

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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:46 PM

3. If he's poor (like me) go to a hospital that does charity

I just spent a week in the hospital and the whole thing was written off under their charity plan. I just got approved for state Medicaid today to treat my newly diagnosed chronic diseases.

Check the religious hospitals first and go in through the ER.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:06 PM

4. Any in and around Orlando?

I'll tell him.

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Response to whyzayker (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:10 PM

5. He should contact the religious (St ____) ones first

In Jax we have a few: St Vincent and a system of Baptist Medical Centers. Pick one of those and get treatment soon. Pay later if at all.

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Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

6. Post this in the Florida forum. n/t

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