Evil Insurance Company Drops Coverage For Mom With Cancer Right Before Surgery

Oh, wait, excuse, did I say “Insurance Company?” Sorry, my bad, should probably have more coffee

A Hollywood woman who was dropped from Medicaid coverage while needing a bone marrow transplant is finally getting the coverage and treatment she needs to stay alive.

Diana Smith is battling a rare form of Leukemia and needs the transplant to survive. She managed to raise money to pay for it thanks to her friends and the community, but then last week she found out her Medicaid coverage was dropped – putting her operation on hold.

She lost her coverage because the Social Security admin sent a letter saying her 3 year old was eligible for disability payments, she returned the letter saying “OK,” and then Medicaid said that she now had too high an income to qualify. Government stupidity at its best. She told Medicaid she would cancel the SSA for her son, they told her it was too late. Jackson Memorial Hospital can’t preform the procedure without the coverage, as the Medicaid program shields them from liability for a risky procedure.

Just wait till the government has even more of us under their wing. Remember Medicaid has a higher denial rate than private health insurers, as does Medicare. With private insurers going bust, you will have to rely on government plans, which fewer and fewer doctors and medical establishments are taking, leaving us in a condition similar to England and other countries with socialized medicine.

There is some good news, though

After hearing the CBS4 report, State Sen. Dave Aronberg said he was prepared to take action over the weekend. Social Security officials also started looking into the case to make the surgery happen.

Since the CBS4 News report first aired last Friday, several lawmakers jumped in. Late Monday afternoon Jackson Memorial Hospital confirmed Smith will have her surgery later this week after all.

One of the shames of it all is that government has to jump in to fix the problems government caused.

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4 Responses to “Evil Insurance Company Drops Coverage For Mom With Cancer Right Before Surgery”

  1. John Ryan says:

    WOW TEACH that is some news this happened to ONE woman and what is the point of the story ? that government healthcare will not be perfect ? no one expects that, certainly private healthcare plans aren’t.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    no one expects that, certainly private healthcare plans aren’t.

    So when President Obama stands up and lies about a woman who died because she didn’t have health care insurance and was going to be buried in an O’Bama campaign t-shirt, to show how much we need government run health care, that is a valid argument to you.

    When someone truthfully shows the reality of government run health care, such as the story of Diana Smith and the larger number of denials of that system when compared with private companies, that is somehow off limits and not germane?

    The moral relativism is astounding. You think that one woman that died because of choices she made is a reason for the government to take over the health system. One woman’s fight within that system, shows you nothing.

    The sad thing is that now that you have made your little drive by trolling comment, you won’t come back and actually discuss this issue. You’ll just continue being a troll and breaking your arm trying to pat yourself on the back.

    Just remember, when you break that arm, the government is more likely to turn down your care than a private insurer.

  3. Stacy says:

    I see John Ryan still takes dumps on your page.

    He’ll be back GC. He never learns.

  4. manbearpig says:

    That’s funny Johnny-Cakes. you question an “isolated” story of the government run “insurance” industry, but every isolated instance where someone falls thru the cracks of the private insurance industry it’s a systemic breakdown. You can’t have it both ways as much as you would to.

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