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12 Year old Girl with rare illness denied help by Tricare
http://video.foxnews.com/v/2983605289001/obese-girl-denied-weight-loss-surgery-for-rare-illness/?intcmp=obnetwork ^ | 12/29/13 | Fox News

Posted on 12/30/2013 2:04:56 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman

Twelve year old girl has brain tumor removed results in rare condition Tricare and Anthem, will not pay to treat.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: anthembluecross; obamacarefuture; tricare

1 posted on 12/30/2013 2:04:56 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Is this the future for all of us?


2 posted on 12/30/2013 2:05:35 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Your link is to a piece titled “Obese Girl Denied Weight Loss Surgery.”


3 posted on 12/30/2013 2:06:26 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Try not to get too far ahead in the story. Spoilers abound." ~ Nicknamedbob)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman



4 posted on 12/30/2013 2:07:08 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Its beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

There is an over under problem here and she never appealed.


5 posted on 12/30/2013 2:08:24 PM PST by Domangart (LBGT = NAMBLA)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

bad link


6 posted on 12/30/2013 2:08:31 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Hey, you can’t bend the demand curve down without breaking a few eggs. So to speak.


7 posted on 12/30/2013 2:08:51 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Where are the, “hospitals are prefect” Freepers to defend this?


8 posted on 12/30/2013 2:09:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

husband was active duty for 13 years…we have had services denied as well… services that were promised at the time of non-voluntary overseas orders being cut.

husband and I have no regrets regarding his time on active duty…but not because of the overwhelming pc bureaucracy that is now pervasive but because of the outstanding people we have met all over the globe.


9 posted on 12/30/2013 2:15:53 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Is this the future for all of us?

No. It's the future for the commoners. Party members always receive special treatment.

11 posted on 12/30/2013 2:34:00 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Is this the future for all of us?

Could very well be, TriCare is Gov't health insurance for the armed services.

12 posted on 12/30/2013 2:36:23 PM PST by HiJinx (So, where did 2013 go?)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Harry Reid will be pleased...


13 posted on 12/30/2013 2:36:29 PM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Tax-chick

If this is the same story I read the other day, this young girl’s obesity was caused by either the tumor or the durgery and the surgery she needs is not a gastric bypass to stop her from eating, but a surgery necessary to cure a rare side effect occurring from the tumor she had removed. I can’t remember if her obesity was life threatening, but I do remember that the insurance company was reinvestigating the case and might go ahead and grant payment for the surgery after all.


15 posted on 12/30/2013 2:43:25 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

All the 0bamaDontCare afflicted should camp out on the ellipse.


16 posted on 12/30/2013 2:43:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: House Atreides
If you are referring to the little girl whose before and after pictures were shown at the linked site, it is about her.

Thought so, saw a news article about it earlier.
I wasn't about to pay anyone a click for recycled news.

And you are a DESPICABLE human being for referring to her that way.

"Skinny chick" doesn't describe her very well.
What's the main thing you notice when you see her?

17 posted on 12/30/2013 2:45:35 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

TRICARE is for the military, obummer’s favorite social proving ground.


18 posted on 12/30/2013 2:46:14 PM PST by pfflier
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To: humblegunner; House Atreides

Despicable describes humble pretty well. He’s not offended by it though, he takes pride in it.


20 posted on 12/30/2013 2:47:33 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tax-chick

That is the correct link.


21 posted on 12/30/2013 2:47:33 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: silverleaf

That is the correct link.


22 posted on 12/30/2013 2:47:57 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: nickcarraway

What does this have to do with a hospital?


23 posted on 12/30/2013 2:49:53 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: humblegunner

I have asked the admins to take down your post.

I ask other FReepers to join me in doing so.


24 posted on 12/30/2013 2:50:36 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: nickcarraway

What exactly did the hospital do wrong?


25 posted on 12/30/2013 2:50:37 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Lots of people pay for their own weight loss surgery. If this was my child I would do everything in my power to pay for it myself. I’m sure the doctors and hospital would be willing to take payments. They could even go to their church or other organizations to ask for help.

People are going to have to learn to take care of themselves. Just because insurance denies something doesn’t mean you can’t have it. Making sure your children get what they need is the most important thing you do.

I feel sorry for this young girl. I hope her family finds a solution.


26 posted on 12/30/2013 2:54:07 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog

Excellent conservative post!


27 posted on 12/30/2013 2:57:04 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: savedbygrace
I ask other FReepers to join me in doing so.

Pitchforks and torches for the non-PC!

28 posted on 12/30/2013 3:00:19 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: beandog; Eaker

I agree that there are other options. However insurance companies are a big part of the problem. They will routinely deny care just to save money, not because the insured isn’t entitled to the care under the contract. Hoping the person will go away or find a cheaper option.


29 posted on 12/30/2013 3:04:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Standing Wolf

You are right on the money, Standing Wolf.


30 posted on 12/30/2013 3:05:05 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Eaker

Thank you. I’m sure there are those who will not agree.

I do get tired of people running to the press for sympathy points before all other options have been looked in to. I can’t tell you how many times someone has said to me that they can’t take a certain drug because their insurance denied it. When I ask them why they don’t pay for it themselves they act shocked.

I really do hope she gets the help she needs and would even been willing to contribute to a fund to help if her parents really couldn’t afford it.

Sometimes we have to take matters into our own hands.


31 posted on 12/30/2013 3:07:02 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: driftdiver

Yes, there are times you have to fight the insurance company. What’s more important is getting your child the help she/he needs. You can’t just sit around and say well the insurance company won’t pay for it so sorry kid you’re just going to have to suffer. Everybody can’t get on tv and have a sympathetic blond chick get your insurance company to pay.

It’s not going to get any better.


32 posted on 12/30/2013 3:14:56 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog

Well in today’s environment using the media and social networking is a very effective way of putting pressure on the insurance companys.

If I recall correctly the surgery is $50k. The sort of thing people buy insurance for. The bigger concern is they said she was too young for the surgery which is different then ‘its not covered’.


33 posted on 12/30/2013 3:19:34 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: pfflier

You could contact ryan, he a friend of - Oh wait he’s the guy that stabbed the vets in the back - never mind.


34 posted on 12/30/2013 3:19:49 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: driftdiver; beandog
However insurance companies are a big part of the problem.

I agree completely, but after fighting the insurance company the media shouldn't be the next stop at it only very rarely ever works and is often a time waster when other options are viable.

I would think that often enough time and energy is wasted that no other options are pursued.

35 posted on 12/30/2013 3:30:17 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Eaker; beandog

When my son needed a major surgery which wasn’t covered by the insurance I negotiated lower fees from the doctors and hospital that the insurance would pay.


36 posted on 12/30/2013 3:39:33 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

.......I’ll bet she will end up at Dell Children’s Hospital.


37 posted on 12/30/2013 4:16:09 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: driftdiver; beandog

Another adult conservative option.


38 posted on 12/30/2013 4:38:06 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Eaker

Well there were no pediatric neurosurgeons or pediatric cranial-facial plastic surgeons on our plan.


39 posted on 12/30/2013 4:39:40 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

If you are a member of the inner party, health care is assured.

If you are a member of the outer party, you can get the costly bare bones “Bronze Plan”.

If you are a prol, you get a death panel and a bucket of fried chicken.


40 posted on 12/30/2013 5:08:08 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: driftdiver

That makes your successful negotiations all the more impressive.


41 posted on 12/30/2013 6:02:13 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: 3Fingas
'Comrades!' he cried. 'You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike watermelon iced tea and fried chicken. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health.

Watermelon iced tea and fried chicken (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us.

Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the watermelon iced tea and eat those fried chickens.

Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? The Bushs would come back! Yes, the Bushs would come back! Surely, comrades,' cried Squealer almost pleadingly, skipping from side to side and whisking his tail, 'surely there is no one among you who wants to see the Bushs come back?'

42 posted on 12/30/2013 11:40:42 PM PST by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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