"A Florida single mother"
She was married, which matters.......
Given that simple fact, if Medicaid had been expanded in Florida, would Dill have qualified, given that any income her husband earns would have been taken into consideration?
What was Dill's actual cause of death, I haven't seen any reporting on that?
Florida has a program for poor, ill and uninsured which don't qualify for Medicaid. Did she apply for that program?
Did Dill apply to the pharmaceutical company for medication programs to help the poor?
I am not saying her death isn't tragic, but there are some questions one would need some facts on to blame this on a lack of the state supporting Medicaid.
#22 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-04-15 04:53 PM
She was short $400 in declared income to even qualify, married or not. She did die from a heart condition that she only recently learned of - and REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTION TO MEDICAID "QUALIFICATION" (READ: JOHN "LADY-KILLER" ROBERTS WHO INVENTED THIS RED-STATE DOUGHNUT HOLE).
Apply with the "pharmaceutical company"?! DOES THE STATE FACILITATE THAT VIA DONUT HOLE?! Maybe her non-existent "doctor"?
This magical program you refer to - is it understaffed, under-funded and over-booked? Is it possible that she would have survived with more immediate access to medical professionals; are you guessing that her condition could wait?
YOU are deflecting from this obvious and direct consequence to your beloved party causing unnecessary death of poorest Americans due to deliberate obstruction of NECESSARY medical attention. OWN IT.
"Around 5 million Americans won't have access to healthcare in 2014."
I think you mean that 5 million Americans won't have access to healthcare that someone else is paying for. Everyone has access to healthcare, all day, every day.
#65 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-04-16 11:21 AM
5 million Americans that are screwed out of economic prosperity do NOT have ANY access to healthcare. Immediate Care is what you are "referring" to - a VERY different scenario, and you will be referred to a "specialist" before heart medication can be prescribed - a cost that few can follow-up on.
REMEMBER - when the mass of dentists, ophthalmologists and physicians stage tent-hospitals in the poorest States they are OVERWHELMED with people coming from many surrounding States as well.
Your party are pure corruption, epitomizing the most vile aspects of greed, willful ignorance and elitism. Scott Walker should be maimed and dependent upon medical aid for the rest of it's illegitimate lifespan. Where's a trashed John Roberts behind the wheel when you really need one?