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Starry-eyed Liberal Meets the Reality of Medicaid Patients
American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2013 | M. Catharine Evans

Posted on 08/20/2013 9:37:36 AM PDT by Sopater

President Obama addressed health rights in his August 17 radio address, but he didn't mention what happens inside an inner city emergency room. Wait until his lemmings find out what having a "right" to healthcare means according to the single-payer collectivists. If the dulled masses, schooled in the evils of capitalism these last forty years, don't wake up in time to the connection between free market principles and the genius of American medicine, the progressives' long yearned for single-payer system, already in the works, will become a reality.

Those of us in the healthcare field have seen up close what government programs like Medicaid mean in terms of a "right" to medical care. Our emergency room happens to be in a major southern urban area. If any one of the 20-somethings who voted for Obama would be willing to volunteer for at least a month at our facility, I can almost guarantee these same hoodwinked young people would be singing the praises of capitalism, warts and all.

Just ask Samantha (name changed to protect identity). With so many college graduates looking for work, we recently hired the 24-year old at our registration desk. Samantha is a die-hard liberal, but it just so happens her boyfriend is a 28-year-old conservative-minded accountant. When first hired about three months ago, she talked a great deal about their political differences.

Samantha was very sympathetic to the plight of the poor and their need for assistance. Moreover, she felt her boyfriend didn't understand the situation with this segment of the population which would be unable to survive without help from the government.

After one month of doing her job registering 45 ER Medicaid patients daily for various reasons

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: obamacare
Life experience is one of the greatest cures for liberalism...
1 posted on 08/20/2013 9:37:36 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

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2 posted on 08/20/2013 9:45:36 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sopater

Outstanding article.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 9:50:15 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Sopater

“...the ruling class of government planners have eaten up more of our financial resources, through redistribution to corrupt companies, NGO’s, Baby Mamas and non-profits than any greedy capitalists.”

True that.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 9:50:59 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: Sopater

Note: These Medicaid patients don’t want to make an appointment with a doctor, so they use the ER. We’re always told that one of the reasons to extend Medicaid is so they don’t have to use the ER. Well they use the ER.... you and I would have a co-pay when we go to the ER.....they don’t and if they had to pay something they would think twice.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 9:52:12 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Sopater

Great article. Bump for later.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 9:53:01 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Sopater

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7 posted on 08/20/2013 10:03:40 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Sopater

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8 posted on 08/20/2013 10:05:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Sopater

This is an excellent article and ought to be required reading on every college campus.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 10:10:32 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: nutmeg

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10 posted on 08/20/2013 10:11:05 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Sopater

11 posted on 08/20/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sopater
Samantha no longer thinks everyone has a right to healthcare. She thinks we have an obligation to help those with chronic, genetic conditions and those struggling mothers and fathers truly interested in the welfare of their children.

That's judgmental.

In one incident, a white nurse approached a teenage black mother because another patient in the waiting room reported she heard the child screaming in the bathroom. The teenage mother told the nurse, "that's what's wrong with you white people, you never hit your kids, you think you're all that."

Obviously in need of diversity training.

12 posted on 08/20/2013 10:17:49 AM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republcan Party, it left me.)
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To: Travis McGee

Taking her 4 months to begin to see the light say something about the effectiveness of LIBthink.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 10:20:22 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Sopater

So Samantha (name changed to protect identity) is another low information, head full of mush leftist who got mugged by reality.

Since leftists deal in emotion, rather than logic, you can try to educate them till you’re blue in the face. It doesn’t do any good. They have to be mugged before it finally sinks in.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Sopater

Pretty good article especially when from “the mouths of babes” comes the condemnation of not using corporal punishment with children


15 posted on 08/20/2013 10:23:32 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: gogeo
Samantha no longer thinks everyone has a right to healthcare. She thinks we have an obligation to help those with chronic, genetic conditions and those struggling mothers and fathers truly interested in the welfare of their children.

That is still one of the biggest problems with liberalism. They always say "we have an obligation" and then work to impose some tax or requirement to see that their "pet obligation" is fulfilled via gov't.

Most conservatives on the other hand may feel that they have a personal obligation to help [fill-in-the-blank], and choose to do so with their own personal contributions. They may even try to encourage others to help as well, but without compulsion by force. When one is compelled by force to support another's "pet obligation", they have less left over to provide to their own "pet obligation".
16 posted on 08/20/2013 10:25:18 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: gogeo
Obviously in need of diversity training.

Who, the "white nurse"? I believe that "teenage black mothers" already "know the score". (/sarc)
17 posted on 08/20/2013 10:27:08 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: SharpRightTurn
Since leftists deal in emotion, rather than logic, you can try to educate them till you’re blue in the face. It doesn’t do any good. They have to be mugged before it finally sinks in.

It seems that you're right.
18 posted on 08/20/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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This scene protrayed in the article also happens in none inner city hospitals....though not as pronounced....

I live in a nice part of the world and had to go to the local regional hospital...

Walked in the ER and thought I had entered some third world country based on who was sitting in the waiting room...

I was only attacked once by some wackco....

They tried to get my phone by pulling a wackco stunt....


19 posted on 08/20/2013 10:35:45 AM PDT by Popman
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To: Sopater

Converting liberals, one mugging at a time.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: Sopater

Hey I was schooled, many of us were.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 10:41:18 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

“If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.” - Winston Churchill


22 posted on 08/20/2013 10:45:33 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: DLfromthedesert
I have a friend who is a OB nurse at a local hospital. She tells me all the time about pregnant women who come into the ER via ambulance because they 'don't feel well'. One even came by ambulance because she stubbed her toe and was afraid the pain would have an adverse reaction to the baby. After years of this, she finds herself treating them with disdain because she knows she's paying for the ambulance ride and exorbitant ER bills.

She's now going back to school for midwifery in hopes of not having to deal with this nonsense.

23 posted on 08/20/2013 10:47:13 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Sopater

I am a scarecrow and a tinman.

I like that! And you know something? There is some lion too.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 10:47:18 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Sopater

Great article! But the woman giving toys and coloring books to kids in the emergency room is helping to spread germs....she’ll probably get sued for being nice.

I do wish all the liberal voters would read this. But they won’t. Too close minded.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 10:49:31 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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I experienced this 9 years ago. Took my wife to the emergency room. There were about a hundred people waiting. Most were Hispanic. The nurse told my wife that none of them have insurance and it will all be free. We left and went to a minor emergency clinic and paid cash.

Supposedly obamacare is going to change this. Yeah, right.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 10:52:24 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Sopater
The ones who have the greatest compassion for the underclass, are generally those who have little or no contact or interaction with them.

As the article points out, the best way to cure liberalism is to provide a few months of stark reality.

27 posted on 08/20/2013 10:57:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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Great read. Nice to see another conservative in the making.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 11:03:04 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Sopater
I just shake my head.

At the liberal...I'm past the point I feel any compassion. Not only has she served in the army that made this possible, she's undoubtedly criticized those who knew better. So she has a lot to atone for.

Besides, everything she thinks she knows, she learned in school. I suppose we should be grateful she figured out anything at all.

29 posted on 08/20/2013 11:18:59 AM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
Supposedly obamacare is going to change this.

Only by attempting to remove the stigma attached to seeking free healthcare via the ER process...
30 posted on 08/20/2013 11:22:47 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: liberalh8ter

My Mom has a police scanner and we will play card and board games and leave it in the background. One night an ambulance was dispatched because one of the check drawers had had diarrhea all day long and decided she needed to go to the ER.

A month or so later we were listening and an ambulance was dispatched because one of the parasite’s hemorrhoids were bothering him and he needed to go to the ER.

The Medicaid dregs are a drag on humanity.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 12:26:17 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: Sopater
The ER crew from the register person, to the nurses and doctors calls them "Frequent Flyers".

My wife worked the ER as a register person years ago in an exurb hospital. They were mostly white and had issues with drug and alcohol. The cops would drop them off there and get them out of their hands.

Sometimes security had to called in to put them in a straight jacket, if it got out of hand. I could just imagine the scene would be if they brought in an "endangered species" inner city type person with special rights with an attitude.

32 posted on 08/20/2013 2:39:16 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: sarge83
Guarantee the diarrhea and hemorrhoids are a direct result of the government cheese. Yet another example of how we create our own problems.
33 posted on 08/20/2013 2:42:21 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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an "endangered species" inner city type person with special rights with an attitude.

Oh, a native black savage.

34 posted on 08/20/2013 2:58:49 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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