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Old 01-02-2014, 08:49 PM  
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How many people with ObamaCare will be turned away from Hospital?

Maybe only 10,000 max based on recent revelations. These things are always overstated and twisted to put our government in a bad light…..I wonder what we can do to make these people whole again?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-walk-out.html

Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can’t determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.

Patients in a close-in DC suburb who think they’ve signed up for new insurance plans are struggling to show their December enrollments are in force, and health care administrators aren’t taking their word for it.

In place of quick service and painless billing, these Virginians are now facing the threat of sticker-shock that comes with bills they can’t afford.

‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’ a coughing Maria Galvez told MailOnline outside the Inova Healthplex facility in the town of Springfield.

She was leaving the building without getting a needed chest x-ray.

‘The people in there told me that since I didn’t have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of the x-ray,’ Galvez said, her young daughter in tow. ‘It’s not fair – you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.’

The x-ray’s cost, she was told, would likely be more than $500.

Galvez said she enrolled in a Carefirst Blue Cross bronze plan at a cost of about $450 per month through healthcare.gov, three days before Christmas.

‘No one has sent me a bill,’ she said. [...]

A similar situation frustrated Mary, an African-American woman small businesswoman who asked MailOnline not to publish her last name. She was leaving the Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia with two family members.

‘I had chest pains last night, and they took me in the emergency room,’ Mary said. ‘They told me they were going to admit me, but when I told them I hadn’t heard from my insurance company since I signed up, they changed their tune.’
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Let's get back to the serious issues of income equality.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:24 PM   #3
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Let's get back to the serious issues of income equality.
Amazing that Direk even tried to bring up the ACA...
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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Let's get back to the serious issues of income equality.
I thought we were going for interesting. You want serious instead?
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:15 PM   #5
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Amazing that Direk even tried to bring up the ACA...
ACA has been awesome and full of more awesomeness. Its the Godless Conservative media conspiracy that has created the impression things are not going well.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:58 AM   #6
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What a dumb topic.

Q: "How many people with ObamaCare will be turned away from Hospital?"

A: A hell of a lot fewer than are turned away right now because they have no money.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:33 AM   #7
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What a dumb topic.

Q: "How many people with ObamaCare will be turned away from Hospital?"

A: A hell of a lot fewer than are turned away right now because they have no money.


That happens all the time doesn't it. Poor people dying outside the doors of hospitals. Rich nice people inside, warm, safe.

You are a typical nut bag.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:47 AM   #8
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Galvez said she enrolled in a Carefirst Blue Cross bronze plan at a cost of about $450 per month through healthcare.gov, three days before Christmas.

‘No one has sent me a bill,’ she said. [...]’
Well, if you haven't paid for insurance, chances are you don't have insurance.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:45 PM   #9
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Well, if you haven't paid for insurance, chances are you don't have insurance.

So, its free health care you uncaring racist hater
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:55 PM   #10
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Stupid people. Some people are not paying attention. It plainly states that you had to be enrolled and pick a plan that was approved on or before the 15th of December to have coverage January 1st. In other words you had better have started the enrollment process back in October or you will not have coverage until after February 1st.
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So, its free health care you uncaring racist hater
Huh, how is it free when she enrolled in a $450 plan? And to think you will have coverage that soon is unrealistic. She obviously wasn't paying attention to the fine print as she went through the process. She will more than likely not have coverage until March if she is lucky. Because they will have to send her a bill that she will have to pay and then they will send her insurance coverage cards out.
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Just wondering what she would have done had this happened a year ago???
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Just wondering what she would have done had this happened a year ago???
She probably would not have went at all. I am curious now though. Since she was turned away, if her condition worsens and she dies will the Hospital that turned her away be liable in a wrongful death suit.
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I think under Direckshun's definition, she would have received care if she'd been willing to exchange money for it - therefore, she was treated.
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