a reply to: shooterbrody
Emergency treatment available for a broken ankle.
Xray to validate two broken bones...
Temporary splint placed on.
If you are lucky, they might offer you some kind of pain med. I eventually asked for it when it became obvious they weren't gonna offer.
A referral to a surgeon... the one they referred me to demanded a pretty hefty down payment before he would set the ankle. Broken bones need to be
set in a timely manner or the bones start to break down. By the time I actually found a work around for the down payment issue which I am sorry but
how many of yous have a few thousand dollars laying around to spare, the bone deterioration had already begun. And of course we got a really nice
hefty bill for the er visit along with a real negative attitude when it came to our healthcare system.
This all happened before Obamacare. What I found so hilariously funny was when a friend, who knew all of this, plus much more recently needed her
hand operated on because of corpal tunnel or something similar. She was on facebook complaining about the $700-$800 down payment the surgeon was
demanding.... and, of course, it was Obamacare's fault. Like she didnt know that this kind of crap was happening before Obamacare. It was, and she
knew it was.
Obamacare has its problems but at least they acknowledged some of the problems and tried to address them. They didnt try to caste those who were
being cut out of the system as just dip# idiots who made poorer
decisions in life than the multitude who's poor decisions through their lives put them in a position where they are virtually wards of the state.
Which is what you seem to be doing. Which many have seemed to want to do through the years. That tactic only works if you want to consider that the
biggest poor decision that I made in my life was that I didnt kick my husband out and put him through child support hell and tapped into those federal
Then, I could have gotten that job training you mentioned.
Then, I could have gotten help with child care at least till I worked my way into a position where I was earning enough to pay for it.
Then, my kids and me could have gotten the healthcare we needed, when we needed it.. my son would have always had his $100+ a pop asthma medicine on
Gee, then maybe, just maybe, I would still be working now, instead of disabled!!!
One of my neighbors years ago had a baby that was born with heart and lung defects. Her husband made too much money to get any assistance from the
govt or any kind of charity reduced rate program from doctors or the hospital. And, the meds, the special equipment needed in the home, ect.. was
insane in itself. And, the only advice social service could give was for him to remove himself from the household. So, well, off he went, leaving
her and 5 or 6 kids in the care of the govt.
And, there is nothing wrong with a government that helps build a healthcare system that forces families to make this kind of "life choice"? A baby's
life vs a marriage and daddy? Nope, nothing unconstitutional here!! Its much more important that the little girl across the street gets checked out
for her runny nose every other month, that dad should have to pitch in and help ensure that girl is healthy while he ponders his choice between
letting his baby die or moving away from his family..
Regardless of weather you think its unconstitutional, I would hope you would admit that if makes more sense to give that family the little bit of help
that they need than to break the family up causing them now to have the additional expense of another household and accepting full responsibility of
mom and 5 or 6 kids!! Or, in my case, providing the little bit of help needed to keep a productive working taxpayer working that to let her fall out
of the workforce because of a disability. But hey, that little girl across the street, well i bet she got great healthcare, no runny nose went