Go read When "minor" and "devestating" are used in the same sentence. I'll wait.

The most brutal part:
"
They called it a minor stroke...but the results were devastating.

However they found that both arteries feeding the brain stem were either partially or almost fully blocked and the decision was made to place stents into those arteries and restore flow to that part of the brain. Some of the tissue was already dead from lack of blood flow and oxygen.

The stents were the main plan of attack...

Until they found she was uninsured." (italics mine)
Yes, they could treat it in a jiffy, fix it all up, IF ONLY SHE HAD INSURANCE. But she worked for a NON-PROFIT, and was in the retirement gap, so was UNINSURED. So now, this person who has worked to help people without computers get them, may just DIE OF A TREATABLE STROKE BECAUSE SHE LACKS INSURANCE OR THE MONEY TO PAY FOR IT!!

THAT IS WHAT THE CORPORATIST GOP AND THE TEA PARTY HAS BROUGHT THIS COUNTRY TO!

Is this America? If you aren't a rich stockbroker, or in the service of one*, you don't deserve to live? Is this how far we've fallen?

This woman isn't eligible for Medicare, and now the GOP wants to make Medicare harder to get, so more people just end up waiting to die of treatable conditions.

I guess that's better than starving due to the cuts in Social Security that they want to make, so that people my age don't get back what we've paid in to all of our working lives. Oh, yeah, we were supposed to save "enough" out of our ever-shrinking wages to invest in the great Ponzi SchemeStock Market in 401(k)s. (Mine have all shrunk over the last ten years, unless I literally added boatloads of cash I couldn't afford.) I bet our corporatist overlords will be happy to import melamine contaminated dog food for us to eat so we die and are out of their hair even quicker. After all, a slave who can't work should be put out of their misery, right?

FUCK THE TEA PARTY AND THE GOP WITH A WAD OF C-NOTES FOLDED UNTIL IT'S ALL CORNERS

* Corporate wage slaves are by definition in the service of the rich stockbrokers who own, buy and sell their employer's stock.
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From: [personal profile] weofodthignen


Just read it. Poor lady, and her poor family. There's just no justification for this. It doesn't even save money. It just funnels it to certain people :-( I hope she can hang on till she gets Medicaid, and that Medicaid is able to help her :-( But those are both huge ifs :-(

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Edited Date: 2011-07-20 06:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mdehners


Yup. Welcome to America where Greed and Arvice are Virtues. I spent 15 yrs as a Hospice, Peds and Burn Nurse. No "bennies", no "parachute". The only Healthcare I can afford is the local health dept and my SSI makes me inelegible for most financial assistnce. There's been many a tme that I've if I could talk to my Younger Self....
Cheers,
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