Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The State of Medicine Before "ObamaCare" Takes Effect in 2014
The above was posted on Facebook, tonight, by a friend of a member of The Blog's family. The friend that he is talking about is the daughter of The Blog's cousin.
(Second cousin? First cousin once removed? Shit, I don't know. She is family. That's all I really care about!)
Here are the basics...
Kris has been diagnosed with a rare disease called Takayasu Arteritis.
Here is a link to the facts of this disease...
It took 2 years to diagnose and 4 months for the specialist to call her back... only to tell her they don't take her insurance (Ohio's CareSource). Based on her quickly progressing symptoms, she figures she's now well into stage 2. Point blank, this is going to kill her if she doesn't get treatment, which involves heart surgery.
The Blog is sickened by the fact that she is being denied treatment because of her sub-par health insurance.
The Blog has some pretty high level medical people in his circle of friends, more doctors than any normal person should ever have to know. I have reached out to them. If all goes well, Kris will get the help that she needs.
The Blog asks that you pray for her, if you are so inclined. Or, put out good thoughts, good vibes or whatever.