Real People Denied Healthcare
David Welch is an RN and a patient who was denied health insurance because of minor skin cancer on his nose. This story, of an upper middle class white male nurse, shows how virtually anyone can be denied healthcare, and further illustrates the need for a universal healthcare system such as AB 840 in California and HR 676 nationally.
This video was shot and produced by Colette Washington and edited by James Johnson at JJ Post.
Mar 29, '07
Quote from spacenurse
Nathan's son Thomas Wilkes was born with severe hemophilia, which puts him at risk for major internal bleeding and for which he must receive nearly $1 million in healthcare costs each year to avoid death or serious disability.
Watch this important video to see how the private health insurance industry cares only about profits, NOT patients.
Video - http://youtube.com/watch?v=DNHNCScYpX8
Industry = business = companies and people are usually IN business to MAKE money = we are surprised why?
Insurance is a BUSINESS like any other. If they didn't make money they wouldn't be in BUSINESS. Ya can't have it both ways.
Forcing everyone to go on a government health insurance plan is not the answer either, but there needs to be something available for the people who can't/won't get health insurance.
I will say this - I recently had a terminal patient who private insurance company (HMO with a nasty rep for leaving people in the lurch I might add) bent over BACKWARDS to get him far more than what he paid for. What did it take? A letter or two from his provider, and a family member who was willing to be strong in advocating for him. We asked, they provided and then went above their duty.
Last edit by gauge14iv on Mar 29, '07