How Obamacare works could kill you

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  1. carpro

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    ...the harsh reality of how Obamacare works, or actually doesn’t work, is demonstrated by the story of Frank Alfisi, who died on January 14, 2014, at age 73, a victim of Obamacare, as explained by Jeffrey Lord at Spectator.org on April 1. Frank lived in a seniors’ apartment complex in Wantagh, Long Island, near the family of his daughter Amy.

    While he was successfully treated with chemotherapy for 8 years for multiple myeloma, the chemo caused kidney failure. But Frank was fine as long as he could receive kidney dialysis three times a week. The problem began when he missed a dialysis appointment one day because he was ill with a stomach virus.

    The next day, he was feeling very ill because of the toxin buildup in his body missing just one day without the scheduled dialysis. He called an ambulance, which took him to the nearby hospital to get his treatment.

    But under a new Medicare regulation, required by Obamacare, Frank could not receive the dialysis unless he was admitted as an inpatient for at least two days. Dialysis, however, does not require even one overnight stay. After the treatment, which takes a few hours, the patient can go home.

    The doctors knew Frank could not go home without his dialysis. So they kept running tests on him to find some reason to admit him, under Medicare regulations. Around 8:30 that night, Frank’s blood pressure was so high because of the lack of dialysis that he had a seizure, still in the hospital emergency room, still not admitted, so he still could not receive the dialysis. Later that night he had a second seizure, and was unconscious for two days in the ER, still without any dialysis. His doctor told his daughter Amy, “You can thank Mr. Obama for this.” The death by Obamacare has already begun.

    After that second seizure, Frank was transferred for rehab in the hope he would recover well enough to get his dialysis, first to Gurwin Jewish medical center, and then to Parker Jewish. But Frank could never get his dialysis, and died while in that rehab. He was “covered,” by Medicare, but because of Obamacare, and its cuts to Medicare to finance Obamacare, Frank was denied the actual straightforward health care that would save his life

    http://blog.heartland.org/2014/04/o...sident-dangerously-disconnected-from-reality/
     
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    And Obama flaps his arms and crows: "There are no death panels." while surrounded by adoring clones! Where O Where is that BB member who declared over and over and over and over: "There are no death panels!" "There are no death panels!":tear::tear::tear::tear:
     
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Second one from the left ... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------^
     
  4. carpro

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    My brother died about a week ago. He had COPD.

    But the reason he died now, at age 58, is that his pacemaker battery ran down.

    Medicare refused to pay to replace it.

    Why? Bad investment.

    Obamacare is killing people right now. Most of them due to the medicare cuts forced through to pay for Obamacare.

    Illegal aliens can be covered and abortions can be paid for, but our senior citizens are being killed to pay for it.
     
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    Sheez, who needs "death panels" with that kind of attitude?
     
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    Tangible evidence of death panels.

    Carpro, sorry for your loss.
     
  7. exscentric

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    Ditto!

    Of interest to me is why are the hospitals being so cold hearted, why aren't they just taking care of these folks - seems they are in bed with Obama and just as liable.
     
  8. carpro

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    Thank you, my brother.

    Right now, it's a little hard to take. Struggling to control my anger with the left and all the deliberate lies they told to pass that piece of trash legislation.
     

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