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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:46 PM

I really, really, really NEED Obamacare [View all]

Over the last few days, I have been hospitalized due to a thyroid storm.

Thyroid storm, also referred to as thyrotoxic crisis, is an acute, life-threatening, hypermetabolic state induced by excessive release of thyroid hormones (THs) in individuals with thyrotoxicosis. Thyroid storm may be the initial presentation of thyrotoxicosis in undiagnosed children, particularly in neonates. The clinical presentation includes fever, tachycardia, hypertension, and neurological and GI abnormalities. Hypertension may be followed by congestive heart failure that is associated with hypotension and shock. Because thyroid storm is almost invariably fatal if left untreated, rapid diagnosis and aggressive treatment are critical. Fortunately, this condition is extremely rare in children.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925147-overview


So, I'm a 60 yr. old woman living on my husband's survivor social security benefits. I get $1309.00 per month.

That puts me over the limit to qualify for Medicaid.

I can't afford insurance, and would have this claim denied because I had hyperthyroid when I had a child 22 years ago.

I need medical treatment. Life or death.

And, I can't afford it.

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