For those of you who still think ObamaCare is a good idea, here’s how it’s affecting my family at the very moment I’m writing this…
My 90 year-old mother has taken ill. High fever (103), throwing up, weakness, spasmodic cough and significant respiratory issues. Her neighbor took her to the ER. The doctor says that "due to the changes in Medicare under ObamaCare" (the doctor's own words) he could not admit her into the hospital, even though he thought she should be admitted.
Kicked out of the hospital, even though she’s also a heart patient. Kicked out of the hospital, even though she runs a risk of developing pneumonia.
Would anyone like to try convincing me at this point that the rumors of death panels within ObamaCare are false? Before the new rules took effect, she'd have been admitted without question. We're getting a nurse to stay with her so that (hopefully) she gets proper care.
Those of you who pray, please pray for my mom.
UPDATE 6:00 PM / Feb 21…
The ER doc correctly interpreted the rules. Mom didn't "meet the Medicare criteria" for a hospital overnighter. 103 degree fever, violent coughing, nausea, AND a heart condition. No clue how sick one has to be to qualify.
My older bro & sister in-law are staying there 2nite. A Visiting Nurse will then stay 3 nights. She will be examined and treated as needed. She's stable and feels slightly better but very weak. Taking meds for symptoms and antibiotics.
Thanks to everyone at Free Republic and FaceBook for many kind words.