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Expect more of these "tragic accidents" the more government is involved in health care, although I can't believe the mother did not outright purchase the medication rather than let her child die because "it wasn't covered".
1 posted on 02/04/2010 2:35:27 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

And Dr.’s have samples. My children were given a sample of Advair. Something we seriously wrong on both ends.


2 posted on 02/04/2010 2:38:51 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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"Socialized medicine does not have Death Panels!"


3 posted on 02/04/2010 2:39:37 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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Ms. Lucero needs to be a little concerned as to why she couldn’t provide for her son.


4 posted on 02/04/2010 2:40:13 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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Why didn’t she just buy it? This doesn’t make sense! The medication to save her son’s life was in a box a few feet in front of a wooden counter.


5 posted on 02/04/2010 2:41:37 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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Something doesn’t jive right with this story?!! MONTHS without the meds? What’s wrong with this picture?


7 posted on 02/04/2010 2:42:43 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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I’m sorry, if my child is that ill I’m buying medication myself. What kind of mother sits around waiting for some bureaucrat to get their sh*t together rather than scrounging up the money and getting what her child needs? The woman had a job, don’t tell me she couldn’t get the money.

See what the liberal welfare state does to people? This mother’s common sense was destroyed and her child paid the price.


8 posted on 02/04/2010 2:43:12 PM PST by ElenaM
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Advair runs about $175/mo. full price.

However, severe asthma was controlled relatively well before Advair.

From the way this article reads, the kid was in a constant state of airway inflamation. Generally, this is not the way asthma operates. Asthma usually needs some sort of environmental trigger before it starts.

I’m 51, almost died from my asthma a couple of times in my youth. I survived and managed before Advair was even invented.

I say this, because I think there’s a lot more to this story than is being reported.


9 posted on 02/04/2010 2:43:56 PM PST by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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OLTG’s Rules for a Long and Happy Life #5467 “Do not ever rely on a government bureaucracy for life and death issues.”


10 posted on 02/04/2010 2:46:04 PM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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I would sit in a bare house before letting my (future) child go without food or medication.


11 posted on 02/04/2010 2:46:48 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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Who would let their child die because the government wouldn’t pay for the medicine?


14 posted on 02/04/2010 2:48:51 PM PST by dangerdoc
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60 doses of the generic Advair is $50 (just checked). Maybe someone could have helped her or something. Wow.


15 posted on 02/04/2010 2:49:45 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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The mother is stupid and the one to blame. She should have done anything possible to get the medicine.


19 posted on 02/04/2010 2:52:06 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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Socialized medicine kills.


27 posted on 02/04/2010 2:56:14 PM PST by Brilliant
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There is either more to this story or the mother is sick.


29 posted on 02/04/2010 2:57:15 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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It is not taxpayer’s responsibility to provide for other people’s children.


34 posted on 02/04/2010 2:59:34 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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Why didn’t she bring him into ER and say my son can’t breath?!


35 posted on 02/04/2010 2:59:48 PM PST by AU72
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We don't have sufficient information to say the woman could have gotten the prescription filled by simply paying for it.

Give you an example ~ I need a certain medication. I went on a trip and forgot to take my pills. I went to a pharmacy and asked if they could call my pharmacist and get authorization for 14 pills ~ a very minor fraction of what I needed.

They did that. I got my pills and it was all good.

Little did I know that "the law" requires that when I change pharmacies, even under the conditions I described, I have effectively made a permanent change and will have to go back to my doctor for a new prescription to restart service at my old, local pharmacy.

The "law" that did this to me is called MEDICARE. The bureaucrats don't care one way or the other if I pay for my medications out of my pocket, or the taxpayer's, they've decided that my acquisition of life sustaining medications is a very secondary issue next to the question of WHERE I GO for those medication.

This little boy's medication is more carefully monitored than the stuff I use ~ probably because it costs more AND can be dangerous to some people. It's unlikely his mother could have gotten the medicine ever again if she changed the payment method since that would disrupt the activities of the sleuths looking for misuse.

Someone at Denver's Human Services probably knows the answer ~ and that's going to be that Medicaid reporting requirements supercede the needs of the patients, even in cases where absence of the medication will cause death.

There's no reason Medicaid should be less stringent than Medicare.

42 posted on 02/04/2010 3:03:09 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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I can’t believe she didn’t just have the prescription transferred to another pharmacy. That would have been my response to showing Walgreens the reports that said she had benefits. If they wouldn’t have followed up, I would have found a pharmacy that would.


44 posted on 02/04/2010 3:05:37 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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although I can't believe the mother did not outright purchase the medication rather than let her child die because "it wasn't covered".

BUMP that.
Democrat parasites have no concept of working, or paying for anything themselves.
They entitled!

45 posted on 02/04/2010 3:06:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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Advair 2x/day costs about $150/mo. If she worked, I’m sure she paid that much in taxes, but the gov’t of course knew how to spend her money better than she did. Even if she worked, $150/mo might have been out of reach for her. It is for a lot of people. For example, I couldn’t pay that on top of my minimal health insurance that I’ve managed to keep. That’s after my small business went belly-up, again largely thanks to taxes and gov’t stupidity wrecking my customer’s businesses. (Gee, for some reason that really seemed to start happening a lot in 2007 and got worse from there. It’s almost like something happened in late 2006 that was really bad for small businesses. Wonder what it was? /SPIT)


52 posted on 02/04/2010 3:12:34 PM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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