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R Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California, confirmed the teen’s death in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, in which he warned residents to take the global pandemic seriously and practice self-isolation and social distancing measures.
The Friday before he died, he was healthy,” the mayor said about the teenager. “By Wednesday, he was dead.”
The mayor said the teen “didn’t have insurance, so they did not treat him” when he arrived at an urgent care facility in the area. The medical staff then told the child to go to a local public hospital.
“En route to AV Hospital, he went into cardiac arrest,” the mayor said. “They were able to revive him and keep him alive for about six hours. But by the time he got there, it was too late.”
originally posted by: underwerks
No one should ever die from lack of insurance in a first world country.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: snarky412
If this is true, and it appears to be according to the article and the YT of the Mayor talking about it, I feel like this teenagers death is on their hands.
If true his death is because of the system that allowed it to happen.
originally posted by: Gothmog
Wait , and this is by all means not political.
But wasn't the ACA supposed to allow admission into the hospital for those uninsured , and the government would subsidize it ?
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Sookiechacha
It sounds like the clinic had no responsibility to treat the kid.
Guess he should have went to a hospital