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I thought only eeeeeeeeeeevil private insurance dropped sick people...

http://cbs4.com/health/Diana.Smith.Woman.2.1623788.html

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Apr. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Read the article a little more carefully. Here's the pertinent part:

    "But her hopes of receiving the transplant were dashed in March, when she says, the Social Security Administration contacted her –without her soliciting it -- and told her that her three year-old son was entitled to receive Social Security disability payments. Even though she didn't ask for it, she signed the form and received her son's first check.

    In April, Medicaid canceled her universal health care policy because her income level had risen with her son's payments – making her ineligible for the insurance program."

    She wasn't dropped for being sick...she was dropped for exceeding the income threshhold.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:12 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Im not even getting your argument...are you saying that private insurance ISNT doing this??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:31 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Funny how private insurance companies are considered evil by the liberals, and yet we are going to give those same evil insurance companies millions of tax dollars and more control over the American public by forcing people to buy insurance from those same, evil, greedy companies.
    MunchMunch

    Answer by MunchMunch at 10:04 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Don't worry. Before long, the majority of the people will be enrolled in whatever the government program is. Those evil insurance companies will soon be out of business, and they won't be able to bleed America dry any longer than it takes to get that gov't plan up & running.....
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 12:20 AM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • "She wasn't dropped for being sick...she was dropped for exceeding the income threshhold. "

    She was dropped due to an idiotic rules.

    She was SOLICITED to join a government program she didn't really need, that would put her over the "income" limit for a government program her life literally depended upon, was not told that this would happen, then was told "tough !@#$%" when she wanted to drop the second program.

    Even with insurance companies it is not always "let's drop the chronically ill person"; sometimes it's crap like this. Someone who is supposed know what they are talking about gives you bad information, you act on it, you get screwed, and are then told "oops, you were given bad info; too bad, so sad."
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 3:23 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

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