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originally posted by: InTheLight
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: interupt42
You know....both parties have had their chance to fix it. We approve of their failures by rewarding them with an extension of their power.
Blame the men and women in the mirror.
Seems to me one of the first things she should do is get "selfish". By this, what I mean is; take what funds she has left and contact an attorney. Have them set up a trust for the girls with whatever assets they can.
Hospitals can send all the bills they want, but they can't refuse treatment.
If you're serious about adopting the girls, and everyone else is agreeable, then start this process right now. Minimally, lay all of the legal track so the actual adoption happens ASAP as soon as legally able. Then, there's no need for Mom to worry about houses, mortgages, etc. And, the girls are protected from mom's debt. Mom isn't probably going to be living at the house much longer anyway, so as long as the girls have someplace to live, then mom can stay wherever she best needs to (hospital / hospice). Don't let the insurance company's attach the debt across a generation (and they will try too, if they can get away with it). When the system plays dirty, you've got to play just as dirty right back! Best suggestion I've got.
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
What do you think would have happened to her in another country?
Could she have gotten the surgery?
We shouldn't be calling ourselves a first world nation or giving away billions in welfare to other countries with the healthcare system we have in place.
originally posted by: interupt42
I'm going to do some googling but perhaps someone may be able to help with the following.
Are there any organizations that might be able to assist them financially if they are not low income earners? Also she has an expensive car payment that she can no longer use ? Do you know of way to return the vehicle besides calling the bank directly when someone is diagnosed as terminal?
All due respect, but given your OP...why are you still sitting here discussing politics on ATS, and debating something which none of us will ever be able to solve in the remaining time before your neighbor's death???
Get up, and go DO something! You have an opportunity to be part of a solution, not just another part of a problem!
You haven't said what the father/other relatives are doing -