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Name: Trish
Gender: Female
Hometown: Hawaii/ agnostic
Home country: Woodstock Nation
Current location: Third planet From the Sun
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 100,607

About Me

Raised by Republican grandparents Who were so disgusted with the republican party voted for Obama. Authentic love child born in the SF Bay Area in 1969. lived in a commune for the first 3 yrs of my life before my parents split and my grandparents took over legal guardianship. Howard Dean brought me back to the Democratic Party after changing to the Green party when Clinton lied about a blow job to my face on National television. I figure he deserved the blow job and should have been honest with me. I consider myself a Rachel Maddow liberal while nowhere near as smart just as pragmagtic about policy/legislative compromises to my Very Big G Green party dad disappointment. We are all one there is no THEM to fear and hate.

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My dad was just published "A VIEW ON HEALTH CARE FROM 2028"

... way to go Dad

(snip)

I just had my third heart attack.

Let me tell you about my previous two.

The first was 16 years ago in 2012. After wasting 15-20 minutes with an ER admitting clerk demanding my “insurance information” before I was allowed access to care, a triage nurse hustled me ‘backstage’. I was diagnosed with a “minor” MI stopped by doses of nitroglycerin.

The following day the artery that had closed up was stented. The day after that I was kicked loose to the street. The ‘retail’ cost for my two day stay in the hospital and the procedure was around $250,000. My insurance “negotiated” that down to $22,000, co-pay was $2,200 plus $300 per month for prescription drugs over the next year.

During the procedure, they found that my major heart artery (LAD, the “widow maker”) was over 70% closed. Because of policy decisions designed to maximize corporate profits they did NOT open it up and place a second stent. I was not allowed to weigh in on that decision and instead was left to carry the information about a time bomb in my heart for the next 6 years.

The LAD finally completely closed a little after 7pm on June 9, 2018. The EMTs showed up at my rural farm and did a fine job delivering me to the closest ER within the critical first 2 hours.

But since no ER’s in our area are equipped to deal with serious cardiac problems and thanks to being “out of network” at that ER (only in America), I was warehoused for additional hours awaiting permission from my insurance company for further transport to care. After another ambulance ride to the airport and a helicopter ride to the hospital lawn, I finally signed a release form about 12 hours after the onset of the attack and the artery was opened and stented. The following day I was overdosed with blood pressure meds and nearly expired again. This all resulted in a miserable, sleep deprived 6 day stay in the hospital before I could go home and begin healing. Over the next few months, I received bills for co-pays and uncovered charges that exceeded $6,000 and my heart function was measured at 50% of normal thanks to 12 hours of ‘transport’ killing heart muscle.

In 2021, things began to change. (snip)

read more: https://popularresistance.org/a-view-on-health-care-from.../
Posted by proud patriot | Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:18 PM (7 replies)
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