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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:28 AM Apr 2012

We already have death panels in Montana

I got my brother "Pinky" out here because he was sick. Real sick. Here he was diagnosed with end stage liver disease. He was offered hospice. In Montana he was offered SSI not SSDI with twice the pay. It took 4 months to recieve it. Help from medicade was 40 days down the road.
He was going down hill fast and so was I, I felt like I had let him down and brought him to a bad place.
I talked to my sister in Illinois and we flew him there immediately. She is operations manager for a large clinic in Springfield. His SS was reviewed and he go full SSDI. He got Illinois medicade in 10 days after application in Illinois.
It was literally like he went to another country and it wasn't the U.S.
In Montana they made him go to 7 different doctors visits over a period of 2 and a half months, see 6 different doctors to evaluate him for pain and then refused him pain treatment. They offered him LYRICA. So with liver, bone and lymphnode cancer plus a stack of records from spinal surgery, these chicken shit, wannabe quack assed puppets with over 70 years of education and experience decided he didn't need a fuckin pain pill.

Our medical system SUCKS.

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We already have death panels in Montana (Original Post) sorefeet Apr 2012 OP
I am so sorry to read about your brother undergoing a terrible time in his life in dealing with Ecumenist Apr 2012 #1
Thank you Ecumenist sorefeet Apr 2012 #2


(6,086 posts)
1. I am so sorry to read about your brother undergoing a terrible time in his life in dealing with
Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:48 AM
Apr 2012

the horrific disease called cancer. I'm fighting it myself. I just grateful for you, your brother and your family that he had the option to go to another state where he will be treated with dignity, respect and like the human being he so deserves. your borther and family wil remain in my thoughts and prayers. No PAIN CONTROL??!! That's a damn shame. SMDH BTW, welcome to DU! Right glad tameetcha and looking forward to more of your posts. We have a cancer forum with people who have navigated the system and could really give you alot of info. God bless


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2. Thank you Ecumenist
Thu Apr 5, 2012, 10:23 AM
Apr 2012

The doctors gave him an excellent prognosis in Ilinois. I did get him pain pills illegally until we got him to Illinois. The doctors could let him suffer but I couldn't. That oath thingy of do no harm OR injustice, it don't mean a whole lot to a doctor here. One told me if I don't do what the DEA tells me, they'll take my license. Pitiful.
I wish you the best with your illness also. I think the people on DU are wonderful, kind and caring.

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