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Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases
Associated Press ^ | Aug 25, 2014 12:59 AM EDT | Rick Callahan

Posted on 08/25/2014 2:30:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai

When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.

But instead of making the short drive to a hospital near her home in Munster, Indiana, she drove alone for more than 40 minutes to one in neighboring Illinois. Quasney said she was “terrified” her local hospital might not allow her and her partner of more than 13 years, whom she wed last year in another state, to be together if she suffered a health emergency.

Quasney and her partner, Amy Sandler, are among dozens of couples challenging Indiana’s and Wisconsin’s gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies faced by same-sex couples. …

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: agitprop; americanpravda; apbias; asspress; biggovernment; buttociatedpress; gaymarriage; gaynewsrooms; healthcare; homosexualagenda; pinkjournalism; pravdamedia

1 posted on 08/25/2014 2:30:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
But instead of making the short drive to a hospital near her home in Munster, Indiana, she drove alone for more than 40 minutes to one in neighboring Illinois.

OMG, she had to drive for 40 minutes? The suffering some people go through. /sarc

2 posted on 08/25/2014 2:36:19 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Meanwhile people are being forced to drive hundreds of miles in some cases to stay in Network with O care....


3 posted on 08/25/2014 2:44:40 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Olog-hai

A real bona-fide emergency. ..


4 posted on 08/25/2014 3:01:39 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai

Where do people get this idea that when they go to the hospital, they can’t tell the hospital who they want to be allowed to visit. Apparently a lot of people think the hospital is going to interrogate visitors to find out if they are gay, and if they are married to the patient.


5 posted on 08/25/2014 3:10:32 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Olog-hai

The true goal here is to inject fear and trauma into normal couples’ lives vis-a-vis forcing hospitals to demand all power of attorney or living will paperwork for EVERYONE.

My advice is to just avoid hospitals completely.


6 posted on 08/25/2014 3:14:48 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Olog-hai

A friend of my wife had a stroke (and ultimately died) a few years ago, and “the whole gang” went in to visit her at the hospital every day.

I don’t believe they were ever asked if they were “family”.


7 posted on 08/25/2014 3:29:25 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ever notice when they talk about a gay couple, they always feel the need to tell us how long they’ve been together? They don’t say, “Mr and Mrs Smith, who’ve been married for...”


8 posted on 08/25/2014 4:04:38 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Olog-hai

...she drove alone...
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I guess her partner of thirteen years had other things to do.


9 posted on 08/25/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT by RetSignman (Obama is the walking, talking middle finger in the face of America)
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To: Olog-hai

She said she was terrified, but she had an ongoing health concern with a likely visit to the hospital at some point. “Interesting” that she didn’t check with the closest hospital ahead of time and ask them what would be acceptable documentation. It’s so much more effective to claim fear for the cause.


10 posted on 08/25/2014 4:54:18 AM PDT by MaggiesPitchfork
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To: Olog-hai

what a bunch of baloney! no hospital is gonna throw someone out who is close to the patient! unless the patient objects.


11 posted on 08/25/2014 5:04:59 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

true. This has always been a manufactured non-concern, concern since the AIDS issue back in the 80’s. They say that since they are not directly related, they can’t get in to the ICU because it’s “immediate family only” policies but it might have happened once or twice, with a lot of fanfare and the hospitals since changed their policies.
It’s a case where popular culture representation has made something appear much more prevalent than it is in reality so people believe it’s happening when it’s not.


12 posted on 08/25/2014 5:12:44 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Olog-hai
Quasney said she was “terrified” her local hospital might not allow her and her partner . . . to be together . . . .

This is all the MSM can come up with for a gay rights sob story? What about the doctor who said "we don't treat queers here." Or the nurse wearing a cross who gave her a dirty look? Come on, MSM, you can do better than this!

The reality is that this Quasney needs to open her eyes and look around the world. In most of the world, she would be getting her head sawed off if someone found out she was a lesbian. That is what she should be "terrified" of; not this nonsense.

13 posted on 08/25/2014 5:15:47 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

Sob! sob!, what a terrible world, we must have bigger government, and more rules/laws to protect from such injustice...upchuck....


14 posted on 08/25/2014 5:32:02 AM PDT by B212
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To: Arthur McGowan

That has always perplexed me. Hospitals have visitation hours and I have never been questioned when visiting someone.


15 posted on 08/25/2014 5:33:32 AM PDT by odawg
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To: Olog-hai

Gee, maybe this looming, all encompassing fear will scare them straight?


16 posted on 08/25/2014 5:41:39 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ever notice how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), bull**** has just gone away now that the “openly gay” homos are allowed to get married? Everyone’s health information is now available to anyone who wants it. The HIPAA hors**** was nothing but a scam and something developed for the homos who needed an excuse to be allowed to get “married”. IMHO!


17 posted on 08/25/2014 5:46:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: Olog-hai

Terrified huh? Wow, she’s easily scared. Make no mistake, I understand wanting a beloved partner with you, I certainly would. But TERRIFIED???????


18 posted on 08/25/2014 6:11:41 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Nothing says you are sad that someone died like looting local places of business!)
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100% anecdotal BS.

ANYONE can direct a hospital to allow a person into the hospital room. If they are that worried they can use one of the FREE (not cost, common as dirt) health care surrogate forms that address such situations.

This is all about sexual fetishist being the same. So what next? if they are “really fond” of animals they have to allow farm animals into the hospital too?


19 posted on 08/25/2014 6:17:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Olog-hai

Drama Queen, or perhaps King in this case.

Wait until gays can get married in every state and benefits are restricted to married partners, no “domestic partners” allowed. Boy will they pitch a fit.

Can we still get the Marriage Protection Amendment passed?


20 posted on 08/25/2014 6:28:27 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Olog-hai

Homosexuals make up 2% of the population.

The number of homosexuals who are interested in getting married “some day” are a small subset of that number.

And the number who claim to “be married” are even smaller than that.

Such focus on 1%ers by the partisan press.

It’s not about the gay marriage, it’s about the culture.


21 posted on 08/25/2014 2:48:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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