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  • FBI raid shutters Medicare insurer (WellCare - formerly owned by George Soros)

    10/25/2007 7:52:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 543 replies · 4,035+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 10/25/07 | Kris Hundley
    For the past two years, analysts have been asking how fast-growing WellCare Health Plans of Tampa has been able to make so much money running government health plans for the poor and elderly. Now government investigators may be asking the same thing. On a rainy Wednesday morning, more than 200 federal and state agents swarmed WellCare's campus on Henderson Road in Tampa, forcing employees onto the sidewalk and into their cars. Steven Meitzen, 51, who arrived at WellCare about 9:40 a.m. for a job interview, said he was initially told it was a bomb scare. "Later on, I talked to...
  • Terri Schiavo 2 in NJ with my husband

    06/25/2006 3:33:39 PM PDT · by Simplemines · 83 replies · 2,536+ views
    6/25/06 | Simplemines
    Many of you replied when I originally posted my husband's horrible hospital odyssey of several months ago. Things were going okay in the Catholic hospital, until my husband knocked out his trach in his sleep. The alarm didn't go off. My husband can breathe on his own, and the ventilator was giving him some small support. His heart stopped. They resuscitated him, and he's been in a twilight since. The dr. he has has given up on him - this has only been a week. My husband IS starting to respond and focus, but the dr. doesn't care. He's pressuring...
  • Need help in NJ with Dr. Kevorkian clones

    05/10/2006 9:57:25 PM PDT · by Simplemines · 121 replies · 2,856+ views
    I'm in desperate need of some advice and some help. My husband was successfully operated on three months ago for pancreatic cancer. He was doing well til three weeks ago when he got dehydrated - a byproduct of the strong chemo regimen he was on. He went to the hospital, where he was ignored and got worse. Within four days he went from dehydrated to septic shock, a situation the hospital caused by ignoring his symptoms. He was on respirator, and I had all the Dr. Kevorkian clones running up to me all day to get me to sign a...
  • Brain Dead Boy Dies After Taken off Support

    04/29/2005 10:10:26 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 93 replies · 3,252+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Apr 28, 2005 7:00 pm US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    A 13-year-old boy declared brain dead after the spread of an infection following a dental procedure was taken off a ventilator on Thursday, and his heart and other organs stopped soon after, a hospital spokeswoman said. The mechanical ventilator for Teron Francis was turned off at the request of his family shortly before 5 p.m., Montefiore Children's Hospital spokeswoman Pamela Adkins said. The boy's heart and other organs stopped by 5:05 p.m. ``Our hearts go out to the family, and we hope they will be allowed to find peace,'' the hospital said in a statement. Teron was declared brain dead...
  • LA Secretary of State Fox McKeithen Faces "Fight of His Life"

    02/19/2005 7:58:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 45 replies · 3,788+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star | 02-19-05 | Hill, John
  • Surgery Breath Of Fresh Air For Christopher Reeve

    11/15/2003 1:04:32 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies · 556+ views
    WCVB-TV ^ | November 14, 2003
    BOSTON -- A new procedure using an implantable ventilator is allowing people like actor Christopher Reeve a level of independence they once only dreamed of. ... Reeve received a new lease on life in the form of an implantable ventilator. The device has been around for decades, but the actor is one of only five people in the nation to have undergone a new twist on the procedure.