Skip to comments.Time Is Ticking for Local Mom Fighting for Life, Denied Health Care
Posted on 05/03/2014 2:38:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A local mother is battling for her life with an unknown bone disease, and making matters worse, her insurance has just been ripped from under her.
Aubry Domeikis is spending every moment trying to make memories with her 5-year-old son, not knowing if she will live to see tomorrow. "He said he was scared to be alone with me because what if he woke up and I was dead?" Domeikis told Action News tearfully. "It's terrifying, I'm scared."
Domeikis needs a life-saving blood infusion every single day while her doctors try to figure out if the bone infection that's wracking her body is cancer. The cost for the infusion alone is more than $400 per day. "That doesn't even include the blood work that I have to get done weekly to see that it's working," she said.
On top of her health battle, Domeikis is now fighting a second front with Nevada Health Link. After months of trying to sign up on the Health Link website and getting the error message, she was finally enrolled in Medicaid, given insurance cards, and started seeing doctors.
But it all came to a grinding halt last week when she received a heart-dropping letter from Medicaid saying her eligibility was miscalculated and her coverage was terminated. "I told them without treatment, I could die. The girl said, 'As cold as it sounds, it's not our problem,'" Domeikis said.
Domeikis was directed back to square one, the Health Link website, where she got a plan but was told coverage won't begin until June. Her only option now is to go to the hospital for infusions, where they can't turn her away for lack of coverage, and ultimately face a bill potentially in the millions.
Domeikis has signed onto local attorney Matt Callister's class action lawsuit against the state, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, and Xerox, the company behind the Health Link website. "It's life and death, we're there now," Callister said. "She's now being denied for 30 days for some totally bureaucratic reason, not of her making, access to the only medicine that you can see keeps her alive."
Right now, Aubry Domeikis wants only one thing: Coverage. "We jumped through all their hoops, we did everything right," she said. "Now I just want them to do their job."
Callister said as part of the class action suit he will be requesting expedited help for people like Domeikis, who have immediate health needs.
This is Obamacare by design.
The Death Panels TM are a feature of the system.
It won’t work without them. And yes - they expect her to die.
And so did "grandma"
Doesn't just sound cold. It IS cold. Heartless government b**tards.
“If you like your life, forget about keeping Obamacare.”
Millions? How do they justify that?
The Obama regime had a celebrity attended party a few days ago celebrating Obamcare. They didn’t invite this lady...shocking/s
Your future on Gub’ment healthcare.
It IS what the sheeple voted for, after all.
They’ll eat the cost. What else can they do? They can’t legally deny a dying patient treatment.
And a lawsuit/bad publicity are two things the hospital doesn’t want.
Prayers for Aubry Domeikis and her son.
She played by the rules. The Obamacare administrators left her hanging.
Of course, they should pay.
“Doesn’t just sound cold. It IS cold. Heartless government b**tards.”
Yes,it could have been stated in a kinder manner but the fact is,it isn’t the government’s problem.
"I voted for the Messiah! I just don't understaaaaannnnddd!"
“Time Is Ticking for Local Mom Fighting for Life, Denied Health Care”
Now how is this possible under obamacare laws? She must be lying. Reid told me so.
Right. The government cancelled her insurance. (Hers, not theirs). They made the insurance she had before their interference illegal. And now they are preventing her from getting insurance. They will cause her to die for lack of medical care which she had before they stepped in, but it’s not their problem.
Doumeikis looks like a Greek name. Most Greeks I know like to associate with and support other Greeks in business and otherwise. Same with Armenians and some other immigrants who have struggled to survive, but had their community support. There maybe emergency charity funding available to her because of that heritage. What a terrifying predicament for a loving parent. Her son is just old enough to be aware of what’s going on, but far too young to do anything to help himself.