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True Life Obamacare Horror Story
hillbuzz ^ | 4/4/10 | staff

Posted on 04/04/2010 4:22:08 PM PDT by Nachum

We’re sure you’re hearing things like this yourself, but today at lunch our friend Sarah told us she’s pregnant — and that she’s unable to get health insurance because her pregnancy is a pre-existing condition insurance won’t cover.

She was in tears because she thought she was unable to get pregnant, and was actually on birth control, despite the fact other medical problems have kept her from having a period for seven years. Well, a miracle happened, but it unfortunately happened about a month after she was laid off her job — so she’s unmarried, has no insurance, and her boyfriend is a musician who doesn’t have insurance of his own.

Sarah has a doctor’s appointment next week, and spent most of the morning fighting with the billing department there, as well as several insurance companies, trying to determine what she could do to pay for all the medical help she’ll need with this pregnancy.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: horror; life; obamacare; true

1 posted on 04/04/2010 4:22:09 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I thought Obama said that Insurance companies now have to take everyone...not true?


2 posted on 04/04/2010 4:26:09 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Nachum

There has always been free health care for those who need it. But it hasn’t been part of the Barry Care propaganda.

http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide
•checkups when you’re well
•treatment when you’re sick
•complete care when you’re pregnant
•immunizations and checkups for your children
•dental care and prescription drugs for your family
•mental health and substance abuse care if you need it
Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. Type in your address and click the ‘Find Health Centers’ button to find health centers near you.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 4:27:38 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Nachum

I suppose these people will realize soon this health care bill is not about insuring them; it’s about sending all our money to Obama and friends and Congress and friends slush fund to pay each other.


4 posted on 04/04/2010 4:28:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Gimme a break. It’s ten grand to have a kid if you have no insurance. The little snotty pregnant brat probably spends that in a year on entertainment. Split the cost two ways between her and her worthless boyfriend and they only have 5grand each to scratch together.


5 posted on 04/04/2010 4:28:14 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Nachum

“She was in tears because she thought she was unable to get pregnant, and was actually on birth control, despite the fact other medical problems have kept her from having a period for seven years. Well, a miracle happened, but it unfortunately happened about a month after she was laid off her job — so she’s unmarried, has no insurance, and her boyfriend is a musician who doesn’t have insurance of his own.”

There is no cure for Stupid: shacked up, unmarried and knocked up! This couple must both be democRAT voters


6 posted on 04/04/2010 4:29:31 PM PDT by texican01
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To: Nachum

Eh, I’m sure she’ll be covered in 2014.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 4:30:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light. I hate slow drivers.)
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To: Nachum
She was in tears because she thought she was unable to get pregnant, and was actually on birth control, despite the fact other medical problems have kept her from having a period for seven years.

So she was trying to get pregnant...but that goal didn't include getting a health insurance policy that covered an eventual pregnancy? And how do these "other medical problems" factor into the pre-existing condition, I wonder?
8 posted on 04/04/2010 4:32:04 PM PDT by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: texican01

“This couple must both be democRAT voters”

What an ignorant thing to write!


9 posted on 04/04/2010 4:34:37 PM PDT by Boxsford
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To: Nachum
The thing is not supposed to work. That's the last thing they want. It is designed to fail, that's why they were willing to settle for ANY bill.

It's not about health care, it's about overwhelming the system and destroying it and replacing it with a two-tier socialist Utopia with a small cadre of apparatchiks at the top living like Kings and lording it over the lowly peasants.

10 posted on 04/04/2010 4:36:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Nachum

This story illustrates EXCATLY why we need to turn 1/6 of our economy over to government bureaucrats.

I wonder why it took us so long to realize that.


11 posted on 04/04/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Nachum

Lots of people have babies without insurance. I know we did. Hospitals and clinics have payment programs that will cover all your prenatal care and the birth. A midwife will be cheaper, and can be a good alternative. They’re backed up by drs if necessary. It will be OK. It happens all the time.


12 posted on 04/04/2010 4:41:38 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: mamelukesabre

It’s ten grand to have a kid if you have no insurance.
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And would be less than one grand if the government had not gotten involved in medicine long ago. Research what it used to cost forty years ago, I would wager that most young people won’t believe how cheap it used to be. How do they think women used to have a dozen children back when there was no such thing as maternity coverage?


13 posted on 04/04/2010 4:42:53 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Nachum

So I’m sure she has her $1,000 emergency fund and six months expenses saved up. Right? After that she’s debt free, right?

Right?

If not there’s one valuable lesson she can teach her child.


14 posted on 04/04/2010 4:44:08 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: Nachum

She could have gotten COBRA insurance from her employer. Oh, I forgot, she wants someone else to pay for her medical care.


15 posted on 04/04/2010 4:46:39 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: mamelukesabre

You mean less than the approved insurance plan she’ll have to purchase?


16 posted on 04/04/2010 4:50:09 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Nachum

Give me a break...

I’m sick to death of these stories because people who can’t control themselves are still getting help by the states. What a load of bull.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 4:51:38 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Red Boots

We had our son 31 years ago without insurance. It was $550.00 for prenatal care and home birth delivery. We made $50.00 a month payments until the bill was paid.


18 posted on 04/04/2010 4:52:38 PM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: mamelukesabre

There’s no question that she and her boyfriend have made some stupid and risky decisions; another stupidity is that of a hospital birth, even without complications, costing thousands of dollars.


19 posted on 04/04/2010 4:52:55 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Nachum
Hmmmm? Seems that there is another responsible party in this dilemma. She'd be well advised to contact him before Welfare folks do.

I believe that Medicaid will cover, just call the local county health. That's why we pay so much for taxes.

20 posted on 04/04/2010 4:58:50 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: COUNTrecount

Maybe she expects someone to check it out for her. Some people are helpless.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 5:02:56 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: skr
There’s no question that she and her boyfriend have made some stupid and risky decisions; another stupidity is that of a hospital birth, even without complications, costing thousands of dollars.

That's a reasonable price if you consider what you get for your money. One-third of our money went to the hospital's lawyers to keep the John Edwards types at bay. One-third went to defensive medicine and unnecessary tests to protect our doctors if they still got sued. One third went to important things, such as the private birthing room, the private room for the next 48 hours, a private telephone line, cable television, and a few peripheral frills such as a doctor and a couple of nurses.

22 posted on 04/04/2010 5:03:25 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Nachum

Tort reform, keep hearing that it is only 200B per year, let’s say it is. About 20% of it is delivering kids.

No wonder it costs so much to have one anymore. Going to see that Doctor should cost <100 and that includes most blood tests.


23 posted on 04/04/2010 5:22:36 PM PDT by dila813
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To: LostInBayport

0bama will just tell her that the baby is her punishment.


24 posted on 04/04/2010 5:22:36 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Nachum

bump


25 posted on 04/04/2010 5:35:57 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Nachum

Isnt she eligible for Medicaid?


26 posted on 04/04/2010 6:02:14 PM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: freespirited

Don’t confuse them with facts.


27 posted on 04/04/2010 6:02:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

OK, I wont mention the free food for pregnant women either.


28 posted on 04/04/2010 6:03:51 PM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: Nachum

BTTT


29 posted on 04/04/2010 6:07:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Nachum

There’s something wrong with this story. Why would anyone who thought they couldn’t get pregnant be taking birth control pills?

Probably just more lies from lying liars.


30 posted on 04/04/2010 6:10:10 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: COUNTrecount

medicaid will also cover pregnant women, and they usually also qualify for assistance under the WIC (women, infants and children) plan


31 posted on 04/04/2010 6:11:19 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Nachum

YOU want a real sob story? Thirty five years ago I had a job with no heath insurance. That winter I came down with a cold, then pneumonia and ended up in the hospital for a week. Total, I lost two weeks work with no sick pay. The hospital had taken me straight in with no arguing about insurance.

After I was well, I was given the bill. I then sold some stuff and got a much better job and eventually PAID OFF THE ENTIRE BILL myself!

Kiss my royal fat cat’s a$$, Obama.
AND YOU ALSO BLANCHE LINCOLN!


32 posted on 04/04/2010 6:51:16 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Obama's vision for America...Green shoots and skittles, where pancakes grow on fritter trees.)
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To: Nachum

I also paid off TWO CHILDREN born w/o health insurance!


33 posted on 04/04/2010 6:52:58 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Obama's vision for America...Green shoots and skittles, where pancakes grow on fritter trees.)
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To: Boxsford

This couple must both be democRAT voters”

“What an ignorant thing to write!”

You think they are too stupid even to vote democRAT??


34 posted on 04/04/2010 7:17:19 PM PDT by texican01
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To: gusopol3

what the L are you talking about?


35 posted on 04/04/2010 7:53:10 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: JoeGar
She could have gotten COBRA insurance from her employer. Oh, I forgot, she wants someone else to pay for her medical care. Not only that, but last year's unemployment compensation changes include a provision where Uncle Sugar pays 2/3 of the premium for nine months. Also, you have 90 days to sign up after you get laid off and the employer IS REQUIRED BY LAW to inform the laid off employee of this benefit. So, we either have somebody who is looking for somebody else to pay it all or she declined health insurance when she got the job so she could spend on fun stuff. Plenty wrong with Obamacare, but lying about its victims will not help our cause.
36 posted on 04/04/2010 8:34:41 PM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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To: RipSawyer

I have the cancelled check for $100 it cost my parents for my hospital birth—a one week stay for Mom and me.


37 posted on 04/04/2010 10:02:20 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Nachum

I don’t get it... what if there was NO MEDICAL PROFESSION CASHGRAB. Can’t she have a baby without insurance? UNHEARD OF!


38 posted on 04/04/2010 10:16:26 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Nachum

I think that lots of people have babies every day without medical insurance.


39 posted on 04/04/2010 10:26:36 PM PDT by Eva
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To: mamelukesabre

Well. the “approved plans” whenever they go into effect are supposed to come in at about 12k per family. So, it would still be cheaper for her to pay the birth expense out of pocket than to by an approved plan. (I know, subsidies and the like modify the calculation).


40 posted on 04/05/2010 3:10:53 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: texican01

lol. No, I don’t think that. I just think you paint with a broad brush. Unwanted pregnancies happen across the spectrum.


41 posted on 04/05/2010 1:25:49 PM PDT by Boxsford
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