Cover the Uninsured Week March 10-16 - page 2

As some may have heard or read or seen on TV in the form of informational commercials, in the United States, there are 41+ million people who are not covered by health insurance. As the commercial... Read More

  1. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Speaking of insurance...you all DO have your malpractice insurance right?
    -Russell
    yuppers....had it since 1996....got it cuz it was required for a job i took, and i have kept it up ever since....
  2. by   sixes
    Being a Canadian this really upset me!!!!! How can a country that is so rich have so many people with out health coverage. Here in Canada everyone is covered regardless to your financial status.
    Why is there no OHIP ( Ontario Health Insurance Plan) in the states??
    Why are people made to suffer great financial burdens because you are sick? From what I've been reading a hospital stay for your ill family member could bankrupt your family.
    This makes me really mad
    When I graduated I was offered positions in the states. I refused as I was concerned for my children's well being!!! I have 5 teenage boys. One is Autistic. My 17 year old broke his leg at school on the ice covered school yard. The total cost to me was $45.00 Ambulance fee. $100.00 for the fiber glass glow in the dark cast that went from his groin to his toes. He spent 2 days in hospital. From what I understand this would have cost me thousands of dollars in the states.
    Got to LoVE the states i guess.
    Thank God I am Canadian
    If there is anything I can do for you here in Canada please let me know!!!!
    Everyone young or old rich or poor deserve proper health care without the financial burden.
    P.S. At one time 70's there was a nonminal charge for OHIP for those who could afford it I think I paid $10.00 per month but even that didn't last
    Your government taxes you through the teeth why not have a set amount of it go toward insuring the uninsured?????
  3. by   night owl
    It's sad isn't it??? America... the beautiful. I love my country, but sometimes I just don't understand where she's comin from! God bless America and me and you!
  4. by   sbic56
    TY for the heads up Sally...this is VERY important. Consider me in!
  5. by   RNforLongTime
    Dear Sally,

    I signed the proclamation. As a member of the cyber sorority and virtual posse, I take offense at being labeled as such. I for one enjoy the links to the silly quizzes. It's a break from nursing reality.

    Have a nice day
  6. by   Q.
    Originally posted by nurse-lou
    Dear Sally.....

    Psst Kelly.
    Sally didn't say that.
  7. by   night owl
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Psst Kelly.
    Sally didn't say that.
    :roll :roll :roll
  8. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by sanakruz
    Thanks,Sally - something worth reading and thinking about here for a change- I'm tired of running away from the virtual posse, and reading stupid threads like "what kind of toilet paper are you?" from the cyber sorority....

    This is out of line. We have an Off-Topic forum. If you don't like it, stay away from the Off-Topic. Pretty simple.
  9. by   maureeno
    The Bush administration has suggested a Medicaid reform plan, front loaded with money which is to be paid back after several years, with the supposed "savings" states are to find by redesigning their benefit programs. Oregon already received a Medicaid waiver from the federal government to devise its own healthcare plan. The plan is now in total crisis. 500,000 people with no coverage at all.

    From The Oregonian
    Man's state points to crisis
    03/09/03
    PATRICK O'NEILL

    A disabled Portland man is unconscious and in critical condition at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center after losing state pharmaceutical benefits for low-income people.

    Douglas K. Schmidt, 36, apparently suffered a massive seizure about eight days after his supply of anti-seizure medication ran out.

    Family members said Saturday that Schmidt was still waiting for an application to arrive so he could get onto one of the interim prescription programs being offered as backup by pharmaceutical companies.

    Oregon's budgetary problems have forced the state to drop coverage for some people on the Oregon Health Plan, the state's health insurance program for the poor. In Schmidt's case, it was a cut in the state's medically needy program.

    Jean Thorne, director of the Oregon Department of Human Services, called Schmidt's hospitalization "a tragic circumstance."

    "But as we cut back the safety net, we're going to see similar cases," she said Saturday.

    Thorne said 8,500 people lost pharmaceutical coverage when the medically needy program was cut. "But beyond that we have another 100,000 who are going to lose their coverage on July 1," she said.

    That's the date the Oregon Health Plan eliminates coverage for the state's working poor.
  10. by   deespoohbear
    Sally,

    Signed and sent. Also forwarded it to my family and friends so they can sign it too....
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Thank you Sally. You call attention to a timely and important subject. I am with you in your viewpoints 100%

    And yes, Russell, I have always carried malpractice insurance but I DO NOT ADVERTISE THIS TO PATIENTS AND COWORKERS! It is advised we don't. But I would consider myself a fool, practicing in what is likely the most litigious area of nursing (OB) and not have the protection of malpractice insurance. It is worth every penny I spend each year to stay covered!
  12. by   Stargazer
    Signed. Thanks.
  13. by   debyan
    Signed and copied to send with my daughter to her school let all those nursing students have a chance to sign.
    It can happen to any body,I only didn't have insurance for 2 months. I had just moved to NC and had just gotten a job , it was enough time for my son to get struck by a car, thrown down the road to the neighbors driveway. Thank god all that was hurt was his elbow which was shattered at that time it cost fifty thousand dollars. deb

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