Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Raxoxane
It is the same here.
No one is ever refused life-saving service due to inability to pay. In fact, it is illegal to do such a thing.
No one is ever refused life-saving service due to inability to pay. In fact, it is illegal to do such a thing. Sure, our hospitals are mostly large private corporation owned, but they are highly regulated, and there is adequate healthcare available within minutes anywhere in the country. This was a tragic occurence, but it wasn't due to money, insurance, or lack of available care.
Since a lot of people resist arrest and make excuses, they just assumed she was too.
Of course if you have anything terminal, that is a completely different story. People in prison
get treatment for cancer, but an idiot who works hard for his family but cannot earn enough
to afford insurance is screwed.
Originally posted by Ladysophiaofsandoz
How sad for her and her family. To think she lost her home in a tornado, then her children, then her life. This sort of thing could happen to anyone. People are so quick to judge.
This sort of thing happened to my husband. He had a seizure and died on the way to the hospital. They revived him. He broke both his knee caps and several bones in his feet during his seizure but they would give him anything for the pain because he has long hair and tattoos so they thought he was a druggie. To top it off when he came out of his coma, he went from a respirator in the CCU unit to being released in less than 48 hours. Happened right after they found out we didn't have insurance.
Being poor in America is turning out to be a death sentence for more and more people everyday.
Originally posted by StealthyKat
**sitting in stunned silence** I wonder if the hospital did an ultrasound or a venography or ANYTHING? Leg pain and swelling should ALWAYS be checked for aDVT, regardless of age.
An EPIC FAIL on the part of American health care, and an epic fail on the part of the police.
This happened SIX MONTHS ago and it's just now reaching the MSM? This country is morally dead inside.
Mo. woman dies in jail after hospital arrest
Anna Brown sits in back of Richmond Heights Police car
Anna Brown sits on the floor and does not want to leave St. Mary's Health Center
Anna Brown dies in Richmond Heights jail