Skip to comments.True Life Obamacare Horror Story
Posted on 04/04/2010 4:22:08 PM PDT by Nachum
Were sure youre hearing things like this yourself, but today at lunch our friend Sarah told us shes pregnant and that shes unable to get health insurance because her pregnancy is a pre-existing condition insurance wont 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 shes unmarried, has no insurance, and her boyfriend is a musician who doesnt have insurance of his own.
Sarah has a doctors 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 shell need with this pregnancy.
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I thought Obama said that Insurance companies now have to take everyone...not true?
There has always been free health care for those who need it. But it hasn’t been part of the Barry Care propaganda.
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.
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.
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.
“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 shes unmarried, has no insurance, and her boyfriend is a musician who doesnt have insurance of his own.”
There is no cure for Stupid: shacked up, unmarried and knocked up! This couple must both be democRAT voters
Eh, I’m sure she’ll be covered in 2014.
“This couple must both be democRAT voters”
What an ignorant thing to write!
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.
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.
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.
Its ten grand to have a kid if you have no insurance.
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?
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?
If not there’s one valuable lesson she can teach her child.
She could have gotten COBRA insurance from her employer. Oh, I forgot, she wants someone else to pay for her medical care.
You mean less than the approved insurance plan she’ll have to purchase?
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.
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.
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.
I believe that Medicaid will cover, just call the local county health. That's why we pay so much for taxes.
Maybe she expects someone to check it out for her. Some people are helpless.
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.
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.
0bama will just tell her that the baby is her punishment.
Isnt she eligible for Medicaid?
Don’t confuse them with facts.
OK, I wont mention the free food for pregnant women either.
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.
medicaid will also cover pregnant women, and they usually also qualify for assistance under the WIC (women, infants and children) plan
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!
I also paid off TWO CHILDREN born w/o health insurance!
This couple must both be democRAT voters
“What an ignorant thing to write!”
You think they are too stupid even to vote democRAT??
what the L are you talking about?
I have the cancelled check for $100 it cost my parents for my hospital birth—a one week stay for Mom and me.
I don’t get it... what if there was NO MEDICAL PROFESSION CASHGRAB. Can’t she have a baby without insurance? UNHEARD OF!
I think that lots of people have babies every day without medical insurance.
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).
lol. No, I don’t think that. I just think you paint with a broad brush. Unwanted pregnancies happen across the spectrum.