Sunday, August 04, 2019

Like Many, Roeland Park, Kansas Family Forced To Crowdfund Medical Bills

National newspaper picks up the heartbreaking story of locals who turn to begging for money online amid a divisive debate over socialism and medicare for all gains momentum as as we slouch toward the 2020 election season.

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Charity becomes a lifeline even for Americans with health insurance as deductibles soar

Medical charities and crowd-funding have long helped fill the gaps for Americans who lack health coverage. Increasingly now, charity has also become a lifeline for Americans who have insurance but still can't pay their bills - a result of a revolution in health insurance that has seen deductibles...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obamacare at its best.

Anonymous said...

I thought Obamacare fixed all this? He said everybody would have health care, guess it was all one big expensive lie.

Anonymous said...

Too bed they're not gang bangers shot up in a drive-by. Their medical care would be free.

Byron Funkhouser said...

"deductibles soar"

It's Obama's fault the insurance companies are greedy bastards?

Anonymous said...

^^ Words of wisdom from the greedy welfare queen.

Anonymous said...

Byron who pays nothing calling out someone else for being greedy now that's priceless.

Shit is high because us paying have to cover for his non working ass.

This poor kid has some real issues meanwhile the fake I am to sick to work Byron is sucking up money that could be used to help this kid. I see that as Byron committing child abuse.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Folks complain about my posting here since I live so far away, but I'm cannot seem to find a place to post my thoughts, in my home state, or anywhere else for that matter, who gives a shit about what I have to say.

Byron Funkhouser said...

meant to say "I cannot"

Anonymous said...

9:30 nails it. Byron, you should feel really proud that schemers like yourself and the ghetto baby makers you’re so fond of defraud the government while people like this WORKING, TAX-PAYING family can’t qualify for any sort of assistance for their severely ill kid. That’s as wrong as it gets.

Anonymous said...

Byron, when you arrived at the location to take the Mensa qualifying test, I heard they sent you four doors down the hall, to prep for the Darwin remedial class.

Anonymous said...

Trump and the GOP rescinded the individual mandate. Then through executive order and state laws they reintroduced crap insurance plans.

Millions more were covered under Obama. Coverage also expanded under Medicaid expansion. Costs to customers stabilized and subsidies helped low income families pay for it.

Mocking the progress made under Obama with lies about the program don't help cover up Trump's damage and broken promises. Maybe charity is what Trump meant by you getting much better health care at much cheaper prices. Begging.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Do you know where obama made his mistake?
Instead of just providing coverage for the estimated thirty million uninsured, he decided to destroy the insurance coverage of two hundred million people and then fine us if we didn’t agree to that
He truly believed that because he was elected, that the country had abandoned the idea that we are a country of individuals, not a “commune”

Anonymous said...

8:46, high deductibles are built into Obamacare. Your choice is between unaffordable premiums and unaffordable deductibles. The individual mandate was supposed to level this out, but it completely failed to do so. But this family probably does not have an Obamacare policy. More likely, it is an employer provided group coverage that was grandfathered in as an exception. And while the deductible is high, there is a maximum-out-of-pocket feature that forestalls catastrophic level expenses. If the husband's earnings are not sufficient to cover household expenses, maybe the wife should get a job to help out.