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Posted on 07/31/2008 10:36:28 AM PDT by patriciamary

Please Pray for my husband Dom.He is 50 and had a stroke on Sunday.I have been a freeper for awhile and find enjoyment and great information from my fellow freepers. My husband worked all his life, seven days a week,but we can not afford health insurance and a mortgage.I am so worried about my husband ,he has no vision or hearing in his left side and cannot walk.He also has vertigo,all from the stroke.I was told by the hospital they can take my house and all we saved if I don't make payment.I have been hearing this since Sunday.I have young children and I'm a mess .Please pray for my husband he really needs it.I am sorry if I posted wrong .I am not thinking clearly.Getting him well is what's important. Thank you


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1 posted on 07/31/2008 10:36:28 AM PDT by patriciamary
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Prayers for your husband patriciamary.


2 posted on 07/31/2008 10:37:43 AM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: patriciamary

Hugs Patricia Mary, and prayers


3 posted on 07/31/2008 10:38:02 AM PDT by DeLaine
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To: patriciamary; Quix

Prayers for you and your husband. When two are more are gathered in His name...


4 posted on 07/31/2008 10:38:20 AM PDT by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (Who the hell do I vote for now?))
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To: patriciamary

God Bless Dom.


5 posted on 07/31/2008 10:38:20 AM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: patriciamary; Salvation; Admin Moderator

Admin: Please move this, and Salvation, please do your thing! :)


6 posted on 07/31/2008 10:38:31 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: patriciamary
I'll pray for you and yours, but I will also tell you that you need to consult a good attorney immediately if the hospital administration is telling you they have put liens on your home.
7 posted on 07/31/2008 10:39:07 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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Sent.


8 posted on 07/31/2008 10:39:17 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Obama is making me vote for McCain)
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To: patriciamary
Prayers offered for your husband's health, and for your family's well-being. I hope there's a Freeper out there in your state who might be able to point you in the right direction for financial assistance to help you through this difficult time.

I'll send a Freep-mail shortly.

9 posted on 07/31/2008 10:39:29 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: patriciamary

Prayers sent for you, your husband and children.


10 posted on 07/31/2008 10:39:46 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Some days it is not worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: patriciamary

You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless all of you!


11 posted on 07/31/2008 10:39:47 AM PDT by Old Phone Man (ks)
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To: patriciamary

My wife’s brother had a similar stroke back in the spring. He’s 48. He is making a very fast recovery. I pray that your husband will, too.....................


12 posted on 07/31/2008 10:39:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: patriciamary

Prayers sent.


13 posted on 07/31/2008 10:40:06 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: patriciamary

Prayers sent for Dom & family..


14 posted on 07/31/2008 10:40:29 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: patriciamary

Prayers going up!


15 posted on 07/31/2008 10:41:23 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: patriciamary

Our prayers are with you. You might try to just send $10 to them. I know someone that did this and the hospital never went after them. The intent is to show a willingness to pay something. The other thing is that I would not believe anything that the hospital told you. Consult an attorney for your own peace of mind. Again, may the g-d of Abraham, Issac and Jacob send the Comforter to help you in your hour of need....


16 posted on 07/31/2008 10:41:41 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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....I was told by the hospital they can take my house and all we saved if I don't make payment...

THAT IS A BULLSHIT SCARE TACTIC! THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!!!!! DO NOT SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS FOR THAT HOSPITAL TO PLEDGE PAYMENT OF BILL AGAINST YOUR HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................

17 posted on 07/31/2008 10:41:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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patriciamary, prayers from my wife and I go to our Savior for your husband’s recovery. May the Lord bless him and you in your time of need.


18 posted on 07/31/2008 10:41:48 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: patriciamary

Prayers for his health and recovery.


19 posted on 07/31/2008 10:41:59 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: patriciamary

I would suggest to you that the first thing you do is go talk to a lawyer. For questions to be answered there are lots of resources. I’m going to email you privately with some of them. What State do you live in? I don’t believe they can take your house. There’s LOTS of help out there...you just need to do the work.

We will will do our job here and pray, you do your job and take care of your husband, and find out what you need to do to make sure you don’t lose everything.

Do the next indicated step...and you will be taken care of. I promise.


20 posted on 07/31/2008 10:43:12 AM PDT by Hildy
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Prayers sent, Get a Lawyer!


21 posted on 07/31/2008 10:43:37 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: patriciamary
Most merciful and beneficent Father, soothe your servant of her turmoil and comfort her with your grace and love.
Watch over her husband and bring his suffering to an end and retore him to her loving arms.

Bring peace, love and understanding to her family.

We pray for this in your name.

22 posted on 07/31/2008 10:43:43 AM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: patriciamary

Prayer for your husband. Don’t let the hospital try to intimidate you. Tell them you will pay what you can, when you can. If they are threatening to take your home, talk to your lawyer.


23 posted on 07/31/2008 10:43:43 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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*big hugs* and many prayers for your husband’s recovery.


24 posted on 07/31/2008 10:43:44 AM PDT by Dominnae (This is my opinion, and worth every penny you paid for it.)
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I’m so sorry! I pray that God will heal your husband and meet all of your needs.

i know from past experience that hospitals will work with you, and as long as you pay something on a regular basis, you’ll be fine.

They don’t want your home.


25 posted on 07/31/2008 10:43:47 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: patriciamary

My heartfelt prayers.


26 posted on 07/31/2008 10:43:49 AM PDT by A message
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To: patriciamary

Prayers up! Check with your priest or pastor - they may be able to put you in touch with someone who can give you sound realistic financial advice at this time.


27 posted on 07/31/2008 10:44:09 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Vigilantism will arise where the justice system is viewed as overly lenient and/or ineffective.)
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Praying for your husband, your family, and your situation.


28 posted on 07/31/2008 10:45:55 AM PDT by Reddy (VOTE CONSERVATIVE in '08!)
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May God watch over your husband and guide those who care for him. May He give you and your family peace and strength to endure this trial. May He restore your husband to health in His service, in Jesus' name.

Carolyn

29 posted on 07/31/2008 10:46:12 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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God send his blessings to your husband and family.


30 posted on 07/31/2008 10:46:37 AM PDT by Klondike
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To: patriciamary

Our prayers are with you. Trust that God too is with you, your husband and your family, now and always. Go to God and find His Peace.


31 posted on 07/31/2008 10:46:41 AM PDT by Wuli
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I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. You’ll certainly get my prayers. Please take the advice of the FReepers that told you to contact a lawyer. They can’t threaten you like that...don’t stand for it. (((hugs))


32 posted on 07/31/2008 10:46:53 AM PDT by derllak
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pray bttt


33 posted on 07/31/2008 10:47:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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Aside the prayers, get all your assets into a living trust as quickly as possible.


34 posted on 07/31/2008 10:47:58 AM PDT by Bob J
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He had a stroke on SUNDAY, and the hospital is already threatening to take your house?


35 posted on 07/31/2008 10:48:09 AM PDT by Mr. Pumblechook
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To: patriciamary

Prayers sent.


36 posted on 07/31/2008 10:49:00 AM PDT by RJL
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Prayers up for Dom, Patricia Mary...hoping a full recovery is in the very near future.


37 posted on 07/31/2008 10:51:25 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: patriciamary

Prayers for you and for your husband’s recovery-
and for your peace of mind.
(the hospital can’t take your house.)


38 posted on 07/31/2008 10:52:18 AM PDT by SoKatt
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My naive suggestion:

1. Sign nothing (until you’ve seen a lawyer)
2. Get a lawyer, even though you’re not “seniors”, maybe an “elder law”
specialist has experience in dealing with hospitals going after patient assets.

AND
3. See if you can get the deals that the Amish in Pennsylvania arrange
with Penn. hospitals.
About a month ago (in a Saturday issue), The Wall Street Journal had
a sizeable article about the sweet deals some Amish get from hospitals
in Pennsylvania.
Under one program, IIRC, about 50 Amish have gotten FREE liver transplants.
And one Amish farmer had held onto his farms and negotiated sizeable
reductions in bills, many of them for his kids that need LOTS of care
due to genetic problems.

(The article was pretty balanced...it did make it clear the Amish were
getting amazing discounts...and also mentioned that the hospital
administrators were still making $$$$$$$$ and the hospitals weren’t
going belly-up by extending these sort of terms)


39 posted on 07/31/2008 10:52:55 AM PDT by VOA
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Prayers on the way.


40 posted on 07/31/2008 10:53:00 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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Prayers up! Don’t see how they can threaten when you haven’t even been sent a bill that you have so much time to pay. Keep your chin up and don’t take any crap from the hospital management. Contact a local attorney, explain what happened, and let him talk to hospital management and bet they back down.


41 posted on 07/31/2008 10:53:29 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Pawlenty for VP; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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Prayers on the way for your husband's recovery, for you and your family.

One other important thing: The hospital social worker will provide you with paperwork (some even help you fill it out) to apply for government medical assistance as well as hospital's own financial assistance. A family friend went through similar situation when her toddler daughter had Leukemia. They still have their house and their daughter, thanks to God and the dedicated and skilled doctors.

42 posted on 07/31/2008 10:53:55 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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Sorry about your situation.

You need a specialist in this area, a case manager to assist you in navigating the health care system and financial assistance prgms available in your state. I could help you in Texas, but unfortunately, not in any other state. If a hired gun is beyond your means, contact a social worker at once. Just lay everything out there, and it would be best to find someone not associated with the hospital. The advice of an attorney would also be very important.


43 posted on 07/31/2008 10:54:08 AM PDT by Dysart
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Dear Patricia,

I will be praying for your husband and you as you go through this difficult time. God is near.


44 posted on 07/31/2008 10:54:12 AM PDT by Nevadan
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Prayers for you at this time of need.


45 posted on 07/31/2008 11:00:07 AM PDT by Dacula (I never left the Republican party, they left me a long time ago.)
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There must be a patient affairs representative at the hospital- and a social worker- please get the hospital to direct you and talk to them- they can help give you good advice about working out the bills. Hospitals do not take your house and savings- whoever told you that (or made you think that) needs to be reported and counseled.

If your family resources are so very slim you cannot miss one paycheck- get some advice NOW from your pastor/priest who can help you find a community agency with resources to help or at least to advise you realistically.

Your husband is a young man- hopefully this will help him in a speedy recovery

God Bless.


46 posted on 07/31/2008 11:03:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Mr. Pumblechook
As this Freeper Pumblechook stated: it is impossible for them to even think of doing this unless you are months and months behind in paying them. And even then, they cannot put a lien on your house without a lot of written notices and lots of proof that they have attempted to collect on this debt. You have time to get help and work something out. You should do as others here have suggested, and if a lawyer cannot be found who will help you at no or minimal cost, go to your local Congressman's office and social services offices. Do that anyway, come to think of it. They will give you some advice. There are laws that hospitals must adhere to about treating people and not harassing them immediately for payment. Yes, they can certainly go after their money, but not threaten you. You need someone to help you work this out and think clearly.

In the meantime, prayers for your husband that he will recover. I am sure this is not helping him to have these worries now.

47 posted on 07/31/2008 11:04:09 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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Things may appear hopeless at the moment, but there are options. Have faith, and go out and fight for your family.

God will show you a way. I’m sure of it.


48 posted on 07/31/2008 11:04:56 AM PDT by PGR88
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Prayers for your husband Dom, and for you and your family.


49 posted on 07/31/2008 11:05:03 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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Prayers for Dom’s recovery and for your family!


50 posted on 07/31/2008 11:05:23 AM PDT by JZelle
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