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Thu Jan 18, 2018, 12:08 AM

 

Those free-riding, lazy Medicaid patients --

POWERFUL short Twitter thread by an MD:

Esther Choo‏ @choo_ek
I presume lots of people have the image of the free-riding, lazy Medicaid patient. I don't know that patient. Here's who I know...




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The father whose 3 jobs don't include benefits, who refuses my advice that he be hospitalized because he can't miss a day or he will fall behind on rent...

The young woman who gave up her job to care for her disabled brother and elderly parents full time...
The man who stops by triage not to check in, but to share with us (beaming) that he is 1 year abstinent from heroin, on medically assisted treatment, and thriving...

The mother, still stunned from the sudden death of her husband, struggling to care for 3 young kids alone and return to the workforce (and who expresses guilt for taking the time to attend to her own needs)...

The veteran (~1 in 10 are on Medicaid) with combat-related conditions, including PTSD, that will be devastating with a lapse in care...

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Reply Those free-riding, lazy Medicaid patients -- (Original post)
RandomAccess Jan 2018 OP
MLAA Jan 2018 #1
sheshe2 Jan 2018 #2
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #3
Matthew28 Jan 2018 #5
iluvtennis Jan 2018 #6
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #7
iluvtennis Jan 2018 #8
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #10
iluvtennis Jan 2018 #11
Matthew28 Jan 2018 #4
Cha Jan 2018 #9

Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 12:30 AM

1. Thanks for posting this excellent article

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Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 12:33 AM

2. You made me cry a bit.

Soulless bastards that wish us all to die painfully. Sorry excuses of a human beings.

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Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 12:36 AM

3. What really gets at me is there are really necessary

situations as you mentioned and Medicaid is a must. Meanwhile I just learned three weeks ago that a currently FORMER friend of 30 years has been not truthful with me and she not only is she an alt-right nut, Fux Ruse and Moron loving idiot, but that she has never been working at any job for 25 years while she is perfectly capable of doing so (she is a fine artist/painter but unable to make much money at it). I have realized she has home schooled her two kids so they will learn in the "proper environment", filed for bankruptcy despite being married to a "constitutional law attorney who is working with journalists to uncover the truth about the corrupt fake news media for the past 8 years" (he didn't pass the bar exam it turns out too), and has been on Medicaid for years. The entire family is healthy mentally(except for the crazy Nazi aspect) and physically and could work doing any number of things. They are the biggest hypocrites on the planet and give those who are in real need of Medicaid a bad name.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 12:41 AM

5. Most of the republican

base is just like this. All hypercritical that take pride in causing pain all while sucking up to the system that they attack. Sad.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 02:37 AM

6. SMDH. But ppl like this want to take away affordable healthcare from others. How evil.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 02:40 AM

7. What is SMDH?

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:04 AM

10. OK (that means "alright").

I am old school and old.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:32 AM

11. Nope. SMDH means shaking your head side to side in disbelief,not shaking it up and down in agreement

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Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 12:39 AM

4. Evil

Is what the republican party is all about. Give it all to the super rich elites and to hell with everyone else.

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Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 02:49 AM

9. Yes, immediate tears..

Mahalo for Esther Choo MD, RA

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