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.
What about the story posted a week ago where the man who was a “Conservative” enrolled in Obamacare after a friend tod him too and just received a heart operation. he pays $26.11 a month. How come this woman can’t get what she needs?
If she didn’t work and so on, she would qualify for medicaid. The letter said they miscalculated so she doesn’t qualify. It sounds like she makes too much to get medicaid. Maybe I am misreading it.
And here I thought *I* was bad at math, lol. At $400 for the daily infusion, a month’s worth of treatment would cost about $12,000. So unless those weekly blood tests cost $250,000 each, the numbers don’t add up.
“Right. The government cancelled her insurance. (Hers, not theirs). “
Maybe I’m missing something here,but I don’t see where she ever had any insurance prior to this mess.
They *are* doing their job. It costs a lot to diagnose and treat a mystery illness. That money would pay for a lot of vaccines for children. Socialized medicine is all about punishing the greedy who care more about expensive lifesaving treatments for themselves than giving vaccines to children. Aubry should be ashamed of herself for wanting to deny children vaccines.
I really hope I don't need to spell out that this is sarcasm.
Her own US Senator, Harry Reid, says that stories like hers are lies, they just aren’t happening. Something to do with the left’s current boogymen, the Koch brothers. Maybe she should just sit in Harry’s local office to get his absent attention.
I find it ironic that it's not the government's problem, yet the government is happy to make it the hospital's problem, by forcing hosptials to give free treatment to the indigent.
And the hospitals are happy to pass the cost of treating the indigent along to those who can pay, making it our problem.
She used to work at Starbucks but quit in 2012. Her maiden name is Blockey and she was married to Richard Domeikis. She just remarried in November 2013 and now she’s Mrs. Brian Higgins. She didn’t look like she had a life-threatening disease in her FB pictures, and no mention of her illness on her wall. Curious....
She pry claimed she was a single mom on her Zerocare application, and then someone found out she was married in November and now she’s pry not eligible for Medicaid.
I don’t think she had any insurance prior to this. At least that’s what I come up with after reading the story twice.
Even if married, if she cannot get insurance through her husband’s employer, she may have qualified for medicaid (not just single moms and kids any more). Sounds like there was an error somewhere. Maybe she did it, maybe they did, but with the nonsense of trying to sign up with obamacare, this was bound to happen to some folks.
I’m just suspicious of her story and her agenda because she’s now legally Aubry Higgins, which she goes by on FB, yet for this story she’s still using her previous name. I’m merely wondering why.
Apparently the government did a cost benefit analysis and decided that her disease had no cure, therefore the costs to treat her would go for naught.
‘As cold as it sounds, it’s not our problem’ so saith Medicaid
I no longer fall for sob stories in the media, especially with these clowns in charge. Nobody said she should roll over and die or that we were hoping she’d kick the bucket soon. We’re just discussing the holes in her story and conjecturing. I’m not gonna live my life in fear of what the progressives will think about conservatives. I learned long ago that nothing we do will make them like us, so eff it.
This woman is a racist, embarrassing pResident Zero like this.
I must have read it wrong. I could have sworn it started with her insurance being cancelled, and then after a long process she got Medicaid, which was also cancelled. Oops!
Is it your problem NOW?
NO question about it.
“As cold as it sounds it’s not our problem.”
Really? Really? Someone actually said that to a sick woman?? They couldn’t have said,”I’m really sorry but there is nothing we can do.”?
But no. NOT OUR PROBLEM was the response. Evil scum.
No misreading on your part!
I read an article a few years back that said 99.9% of those sob, feel good, etc stories on Facebook are bogus yet people still share/like them and pass them on.
A good group plan would save her... Obamacare will kill her and bankrupt her family.
What - do you think ‘healtcare’ should only be for liberal elites?
Missing pieces. There’s prices for your doctor to treat you on a scheduled basis, then there’s prices for impromptu treating via an emergency room when you earn enough for it to not just be written off, plus whatever the final treatment will be.