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Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:32 PM

The tragedy of states who will not expand medicaid

I work in Virginia and the dopey rat bastid crook previous governor spongebob vaginaprobe and his band of demented rightwing loons in the legislature refused the mcaid expansion. So I don't want to go into too much detail about the patient transferred to me last night but needless to say he has a serious chronic illness, not much formal education, has a low wage part time job with no insurance and falls through the cracks since he does not meet the subsidy for obamacare but makes too much to get on mcaid as it exists now. This guy is trying very hard but here he is getting admitted for an entirely preventable issue if he could qualify for mcaid and get treatment and meds. So rather than a less costly alternative to inpatient care, here he is. So far he has spent a few days in icu before transfer to where I work. All preventable and this guy is so knowledgeable about his illness he could very easily manage it. When he was a minor and covered under mcaid he had the treatment he needed, he was so smart about his illness even the doctor was impressed and said you tell me what orders I need to write to get you back on track. This guy could teach a class. He is under 26 and could stay on his mom's insurance but she is on mcaid herself for disability, so he can't go on her insurance. He could qualify for disability but he wants to work, he told me he is capable of working and watching his mom life on disability convinced him he can only get ahead in life if he works, he doesn't want to be poor, he wants to work, he wants to be a tax payer, he wants to pay his way but his meds are very expensive and the more times he gets sick, the more likely he will not be able to work. totally preventable. not to mention this will shorten his life and he will spend his life much sicker than he should be.

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Response to gwheezie (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:53 PM

1. A crime against the American people

 

The people in these states should descend on their capitols with pitchforks and torches.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:35 PM

3. They'll suffer in silence before they do that.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:08 PM

4. Many are too sick and/or too broke to make it that far. PA here. nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:10 PM

5. PA here, too. HOW could we have elected Corbett?! I told a survey-lady yesterday that she could tell

 

me that Tom Wolf was Satan, and I'd STILL vote for him.

I was like, "What about 'Straight D' do you not get?"

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:23 PM

8. Since helping man the ElectionReformForum for a couple years, I am suspect of most every R, and some

of the "D's" that end up holding office.

I am still flabbergasted that Specter took approx. 63 of 67 counties for many years. It seems completely disproportionate somehow. Sadly, got too tired to research it further, really too late to matter now.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 07:48 AM

11. Specter was like my local Charlie Dent: akin to celebrity status.

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:01 AM

12. He was just creepy to me, even creepier when he decided he was a D. nt

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Response to gwheezie (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:55 PM

2. I am in Florida

People are dying here for lack of care. It is a crime.

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:52 PM

9. NW PA also. My daughter ran a free clinic for a couple years here, started as an unpaid intern and

had to constantly fight with the board, and the local rural hospital, to get care for the patients. She saw many people that hadn't seen a doctor in 10 years, working people with no insurance, now too sick to work much. People were calling from around the tri-county area asking her for help. She had to turn away so many it broke her heart.

Governor GAsshole needs gone soon.

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 07:44 AM

10. Same here in Wisconsin, including over 1,000 veterans.

 

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Response to gwheezie (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:15 PM

6. K&R for truth. nt

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Response to gwheezie (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:17 PM

7. K & R !!!

 


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