Sick Children Denied Coverage in Seattle Due to Obamacare

 

Obama Signing ObamaCare
When Obamacare was being sold to the American people, it was done with many lofty promises, most of which we have learned were all lies. In addition to a promise of lower costs that turned out to not be true, Obama said over and over again that those with pre-existing conditions would not be denied coverage. This was one of the biggest statements used to demonize insurance companies. In fact, during his State of the Union address earlier this week, Obama continued to tout the supposed benefits of Obamacare for those with pre-existing conditions.

“Now — a pre-existing condition used to mean that someone like Amanda Shelley, a physician’s assistant and single mom from Arizona, couldn’t get health insurance. But on January 1st, she got covered. (Applause.) On January 3rd, she felt a sharp pain. On January 6th, she had emergency surgery. Just one week earlier, Amanda said, that surgery would’ve meant bankruptcy. That’s what health insurance reform is all about, the peace of mind that if misfortune strikes, you don’t have to lose everything.”

However, the reality for those with pre-existing conditions is not matching up with the promises of Obamacare. Seattle Children’s Hospital and the patients it serves are experiencing the ramifications of that lie first-hand. King 5 News reports that sick children are being denied access to specialty care because of the regulations of Obamacare. (video below)

“Administrators at Seattle Children’s today said they predicted this would happen, and it’s even worse than they expected,” says the local news anchor. “Patients being denied specialty treatment at the hospital by insurance providers on the Washington health benefits exchange. Children’s filed request on behalf of 125 of their patients. Of those, they say they got only 20 responses, eight of which were denials. Dr. Sandy Melzer says all this comes after reassurances of certain unique specialty cases would still be covered.”

Dr. Sandy Metzler explained some of the cases where coverage is not only being denied, but even more troubling, most requests filed have been ignored.

“Well, some of the patients who were denied are ones who would clearly fall into that unique category [of needing specialty care]: a two year old with a new, significant neck mass that was being evaluated for infection or malignancy, an older child with a chronic, severe medical condition requiring multidisciplinary care here, a baby that had a skull abnormality.”

While the hospital has covered the costs of these children so that they do not go without their much needed medical service, they have stated that they cannot continue to operate in such a manner. Again, this is what happens when you pass a bill as law to find out what’s in it. In the case of these children, young lives are at risk because Obama and the Democrat party sold Obamacare as a lie to the people.

 

 

Comments

  1. OK… help me remember where I heard this before.

    There were some people who said this is exactly what would happen. They were scoffed at and severely ridiculed as being way out of line, (putting it mildly).

    Let’s see… who was that?

    1. Sarah Palin was one, as it turns out everything she said would happen has. the lame stream media crusified and beltlled her in a horrible mammer

    2. A lot of medical people, a lot of lay people.

      surely, you are not as naive as you look………………….

    3. He’s talking about Sarah Palin…And he actually used a smart way of getting the point across…Sarcasm works well

  2. This is why you see so many democrat congressman quitting. Obama himself, with his signature legislation, has given this country back to a more conservative, small govt. mindset. Now we all need to pray the republicans in the house are not dumb enough to give amnesty to millions of new democrat voters before the elections.

  3. Like Senator Coburn, who found his cancer treatment was denied under ObamaCare as well……..most likely……because of pre-existing conditions.

    Obama is the worst liar to EVER have lived in the WH!

    1. Don’t forget all those democrats that voted for it too and the establishment Republicans who refused to stand with Cruz to defund it. Remember them all this Nov.

    2. Republicans did not Vote for the Healthcare Bill but we do know who voted against defunding it. You are so right!! I sure hope people that don’t usually vote and hate this, will do so in Nov!!

    3. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… James Earl “Jimmy the Peanut Farmer” Carter gets down on his knees every night and thanks the Good Lord above for sending this great country Barack Hussein Obama, because now he’s not the worst President in history!

    4. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… James Earl “Jimmy the Peanut Farmer” Carter gets down on his knees every night and thanks the Good Lord above for sending this great country Barack Hussein Obama, because now he’s not the worst President in history!

    5. Actually it was his age. That little clause is in there for cancer patients. The doctors are told to just give the older patients a pill and let them die.

    6. That’s total nonsense. Why are you people so gullible? Coburn was NOT denied treatment. As a Senator he’s got coverage under the same health care plan all federal employees are entitled to, so it’s not even remotely possible that he was denied coverage. This is the why Jon Stewart likes to refer to the world you people on the right inhabit as “Bullshit Mountain”. Somebody tells you a ludicrous tall tale and because it’s what you expect to hear you think it’s true, even though any sensible person looking at it on its face would be able to see it’s crap.

    7. And if you on the left refer to john stewert as a legitimate news source we are all more screwed than could be possibly be fathomed!

    8. At least Stewart goes to original sources and speaks the truth. You can find whatever the original is that he’s referring to. I dare you to go on the King 5 News website and find this story. It doesn’t exist, at least not in the tortured, twisted incarnation you see here. It’s actually about a lawsuit by Seattle Children’s Hospital demanding that the 4 of 6 insurers who won’t cover treatment at Seattle Children’s be required to cover treatment, and now there’s an investigation by the Insurance Commissioner into why they’re not doing so. It will be resolved, probably without much ado, because Seattle Children’s has a strong case.

      From the article:

      “The Office of the Insurance Commissioner plans to investigate the hospital’s claims.

      “We take the concern of access to care seriously and are committed to ensuring all consumers can get the care they need. We are reviewing Children’s petition to see what lies at the heart of their concerns and will see how it gets resolved through the legal process,” said Stephanie Marquis, public affairs spokesperson.”

      http://www.king5.com/health/Seattle-Childrens-suing-to-be-on-more-state-health-plans-226540591.html

    9. You obviously didnt see my earlier chastisement of someone making fun of the plight of those children in Seattle, so dont quote on that, but you can search for my earlier post about by all means. And for your most beloved obama and his bull$^^t obamacare… that has ruined thousands of lives…THOUSANDS if not more. Take myself…. single father(daughter’s mother decided that pills and drugs were worth more in life havent seen her in almost 3 years) paid insurance premium , obamacare passes( not implemented yet), next month premium TRIPLED, next month got notice from provider stating they no longer provide coverage to minors effective immediately your policy is hereby canceled…. I had a ridiculously hsa pay out too…so thank you but no thank you…

    10. I got a kiss-off letter from my carrier, too. They told me they couldn’t keep me, a solo practitioner, on as an employer, which was the only way I was able to get coverage with my pre-existing conditions. They were partnered with my state bar, but I was paying $962 a month.

      Then they started to send me letters saying I was welcome to apply for single coverage. Too late. I’d made my decision and opened an account at Healthcare.gov as soon as I could and went shopping. I got the almost identical policy for $502.08 a month, a savings of 48%.

      Have you even bothered to go shopping for coverage? I’ve talked to a lot of people who talk as if they’re forced to stay with the old provider when they’re not. I don’t know what your financial situation is, but have you even checked to see if you are entitled to a subsidy? I don’t qualify, but many people do.

      The increase in premiums isn’t from Obamacare. That’s on the insurers and also on the health care providers and hospitals who charge exorbitant fees for services. I had a CT Scan in December, under my old policy, and was charged $3815 for a simple outpatient procedure which took very little time. Of course premiums are going to go up if we allow costs like that to stand. But that’s not Obamacare doing it. It’s the hospitals and providers doing it because they can.

    11. Yes… I make $62.00 too much a month… $62.00!! Been trying to do that but it won’t get past the first page yet bbefore Iget the wwe’re sorry but we seem to be having difficulty with processing right now please try later…

    12. I went through some problems with the website. I was so eager I started trying to set up my account just after midnight on October 1st. Went through a lot of contortions before I was successful, but eventually I was. Perhaps my experience can help you a little bit.

      Suggest that you delete the account you created and also – very important! – delete your browsing history. Shut down your computer and reboot so you’re starting over with a completely clean slate. Then go in and set up the account again. It should work because it’s now working very well for almost everybody. I hope it works for you and that you can get the subsidies. There are limits on the percentage of your income which must be dedicated to health insurance, but since this was not an issue for me I never explored that part very much.

      Good luck. I sincerely hope it works for you and wish that some of the people on this thread who are obviously suffering but unwilling even to try it because their minds have been so poisoned against it will check it out for themselves. It is no help that so many of the red states have seen active hostility toward the use of navigators or anyone else who can help people find coverage or explain the law to them. I don’t understand how they think they are helping by keeping people in the dark about how they could benefit from the law.

    13. fortunately for me I’m a disabled vet so I get health care for me through the VA but I don’t for my daughter .so for her it’s now up to over 500 dollars a month for a 6 year old with a $8000 payout on a HSA hey that really saving a bundle

    14. That makes no sense. Why are you staying with the HSA model when you could probably end up with a subsidized plan for your child if you go shopping on the website? Isn’t she eligible for S-CHIP anyway?

    15. Why do want everyone to go shopping on the website and get a subsidy? Why don’t we all just get in line and get all the freebies we can? That is why we are $17+ Trillion dollars in debt, because of the vote buying politicians who buy vote with taxpayer dollars. There are some hard working Americans who want to carry their own load.

    16. None of these issues really started until obamacare. But hey can’t wait for my little girls birthday in a week… Just got the mail today and what do you know??!!?? IT GOES UP ANOTHER $95.85… Just because she turns 6… YEAH BOY!!! GO TEAM OBAMA… That just pushed it over the take literally half what Imake a month mark! Cant wait til she turns 7!

    17. Why would that make a difference? That’s not part of the ACA rules. Plus, premiums hv been going up for years. God knows mine jumped every single year for the past 12 years. It’s only the ACA which brought the costs down. At my age I was already being warned by my old company that my coverage – for me alone – was going to be over $1000 a month starting October 2014. That was AFTER they told me they were ending my old plan.

      What a lot of these companies are doing is exploiting uncertainty and people’s lack of knowledge about their options in an effort to maximize profits.

      I’m giving you this link which explains some of cost issues and subsidies involved and talks about how it’s all calculated, but it sounds to me as if you stayed with your old company and they’re hosing you.

      Oh, here’s the link: http://obamacarefacts.com/costof-obamacare.php

    18. Nope that’s with the new one. Judging by your red state comments I’m to assume you are a democrat. Me, I am a rrepublican but I’ve never in 20+ years voted sstraight party lines. Party politics is what got us into this mess.. And that website does not tell you much of anything that is actually in the bill. It is several thousand pages long. Don’t kid yourself in thinking that it does inform you of the truth. When it was passed it was you have to pass it so you can see what’s in it. If you ever took the pledge of allegiance serious and I mean really serious… “To the republic” is the people not this innane beauracracy you would understand not voting party politics and that even though the tea party at times sound crazy they just want our government to abide by the constitution, not pen it in as they see fit. When Ijoined the military I took an oath to defend that same cconstitution just as the president and ppoliticians did. The only difference is myself and fellow soldiers took it seriously, they have not! I still believe in my oath and will defend it. Assuming by your screen name and other info if you take the party politic blinders off and really checkedthose oaths out and how they are being rrepresented you would understand a lot moreabout peoples oopinions on this and how this country truly is going. I did enjoy talking with you.

    19. There are winners and losers under Obamacare, but mostly (almost always) LOSERS! Those who qualify for subsidies are taking their neighbors’ money to pat their bills. In some cases these people who get subsidies have assets of several hundred thousand dollars (some have over a million dollars in assets). That is not right. We will all be equal under this system and soon.

    20. I really am so sorry for you, James. It tells you something when the stories about
      ER’s being fuller under Obamacare than they were before. Just do the very best you can for your daughter and do a lot of praying. God does have a way of helping when you ask Him and have faith that He will figure out a way. It doesn’t mean, though, that you still won’t have lots of hassle before we get this turned around in the future. People who haven’t yet experienced the problems will keep believing what they have been told by Obama and his administration until it hits them, too. Even then, they will excuse him and say it wasn’t about him. It’s really scary how much like the Orwell book, 1984, we are going through.

    21. John Stewart has a COMEDY show that makes fun of the news stories of the day. It’s not real, legitimate news–it’s ironic that people think a show about irony and done with comedic sarcasm is real news. That’s how messed up our faulty educational system has made some people-they don’t even realize the difference. I bet some of them think SNL has a real news broadcast, too. I guess if people believe that Obama and Hillary Clinton are telling the truth, they will believe anything they are told. Actually thinking for themselves would be too much work and take them away from their cell phones for a few minutes.

    22. There are parts of the story that are left out, as usual. What coverage did the parents choose to take to cover these children? There are different levels of coverage that cover certain conditions. If you choose a silver plan, you you can’t expect the coverage provided in a platinum plan. Not only that, but there are also in most states 4 different levels of coverage within the silver, platinum and gold plans. How many of you people that are commenting on this post have actually read the Affordable Care Act law? How many of you people that are commenting here have actually gone beyond this article to get the facts of this story? I’ll bet not too many of you. I’ll bet you read this halfassed story and took it as truth. What you fail to see, and this is true on the democratic side too, is that this is propaganda. This is NOT a fully truthful story. It fails to produce all of the facts. It only presents a half truth, which in turn presents a half lie. Unless you have all of the information that they are trying to prove, you should be careful to buy it as truth. The sooner you learn this, the sooner you’ll actually start knowing the truth about the U.S. Government. Instead of taking the word of crap articles like this one. Take a look at something like this. I know, this takes about a week to read, and a lot more than that to decipher, before you can even start to understand it, but here is the actual law.

      My advice to everyone; Do your own research. You’ll be better off than taking the work of liars. Here is the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” in its entirety. This is where you get the truth. Not some B.S. propaganda article on the internet. Not from Fox News, not from Rush Limbaugh, not from Mark Levin, not from msnbc, or CNN. They’re all starting points. But the truth is reading the source. Not listening to the propaganda sources:

      http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/pdf/PLAW-111publ148.pdf

    23. Many people can only afford the Bronze Plan, Tom, and it still costs more than they were paying before. Most had far better coverage than they have now. My sister and BIL are now in that group of people. They both are seniors now and have pre-existing conditions that will make it nearly impossible to get the same care they had previously. Yes, I have read the Obamacare act. Our family is actually experiencing this now, not just believing what this says. YOU are the one who is buying into everything Obama promised even though it is proven that he lied all the way through and is still lying about it. I guess you are one of those who won’t believe it unless it happens to you and yours. Well, good luck. Why do you think the government workers, Congress, all of the administration, unions and others along with the President, Vice President and their families have gotten permission to NOT be on this Obamacare (so- called “Affordable Care”–NOT) Plan? It’s because it is rotten through and through and not worth having. Other people get to decide whether or not you get covered if you get seriously ill or are very young or old. It all comes down to a bunch of non-medical people–pencil pushers–who get to decide if you get to live or not–if you are worth saving. YOU start paying attention and see what you are missing instead of jumping on people here who are scared and angry about what is happening to them and to other people. The medical profession and hospitals are trying to warn people what is happening already and it’s going to get a lot worse. It isn’t working and they have been trying to tell us something. They know their profession and what is happening and will happen. They know the law and how it is already affecting their patients.

    24. You are not getting the whole truth of it either. If it only took just a week to read and such why do our elected still have no idea. Go to the library of congress and read the paper version first. Personally half of the stuff on the internet is for entertainment purposes. Read the constitution online once at the .gov site and it was missing parts that are in the paper version. So try again. But Ido agree with the bbeginning of your post.

    25. You are not getting the whole truth of it either. If it only took just a week to read and such why do our elected still have no idea. Go to the library of congress and read the paper version first. Personally half of the stuff on the internet is for entertainment purposes. Read the constitution online once at the .gov site and it was missing parts that are in the paper version. So try again. But Ido agree with the bbeginning of your post.

    26. Well my husbands coverage was dropped and his new one has doubled,in cost that is all we need to know. They stole our SS, they ruin everything they run. The IRS and acorn run Obama care, also the, Dept. of education gets more money and the children are dumbed down, they no longer listen to the people and they grow pork in every bill. Yes lets not question the government of the people and for the represenative’s. How about the fact that our reps refuse to take Obama care?

  4. repeal this bill !! ….. before innocent children die !!! … more blood on odummer’s hands people need to wake up and all come together for the greater good of america and stop waiting for congress to act !!!! .. it is time !!

  5. This is such a shame … Obama knew exactly what he was doing and to hurt innocent little children is the lowest one can stoop ..

    1. This is how sick and twisted the left has gotten. Here is an article from back in July 2013. Melissa Harris Perry from MSNBC said it is okay to kill babies up to age 3. How can these people think this is okay? There is also a video of a man on a college campus showing how dumb people really are. Watch the video in the article It is just as scary as Melissa Harris Perry thinking killing babies is Okay.

      http://www.naturalnews.com/041398_post-birth_abortion_infanticide_melissa_harris-perry.html

    2. When I saw the videos from the abortion clinics and what really happens it made me physically ill . How can that not be prosecuted as murder ? What has happened to this once great country ? Is the government trying to destroy the family unit as we know it ? If so , then I an afraid we will fail as a country and fall from God’s grace .

  6. There’s no need for a “death panel” with real people on it. The healthcare bill itself does the trick quite efficiently for both young and old.

    1. That`s the whole point. That`s why it was passed. The elites feel that there are too many people on the planet, so anything that helps alleviate the problem is what they will do. They`re going to kill us for our own good.

    2. As I’m well aware of this-my reply was meant to be thought-provoking, and not in search of “deeper understanding”.

    3. You’re almost there, spacegasp. The so-called “elites” (the “more for me” crowd) want to kill us for THEIR OWN GOOD.

  7. One of the things we found out about is the section where “inspectors” can come into the homes of active duty military men/women and decide if any children inthe home are being abused/neglected or some other bullshit that the inspector wants to dream up. The end being, children removed from home, parents in therapy/loss of family and income because the parents are under investigation. They can just walk in and don’t need a search warrant. Constitution HAS been thrown out the window. No rights people, we have lost. Time to load up?

    1. not just military people, lots of other inane “conditions” they can use, such as the use of tobacco, a single mother under 21, a child not doing well in school. a child not “solcializing well”, a handicapped child, pretty much any excuse they want to use, and it is NOT VOLUNTARY, they can come into your home and do whatever they wish.

    2. My next door neighbors lost their 2 year old the day the buried their newborn who died of SIDS. After a year and half, they finally got him back and a few months later CPS came and took him again. No warrants, no hearing, no nothing. Washington State is doing everything they can to destroy families, especially blond blue eyed small children. Human trafficking has gotten out of control up here with CPS. They are as ruthless as IRS.

    3. Laughable how much pablum you people have been fed and what you believe. There is no such provision in the law.

  8. So how is the Hope and Change working out for you America? Government is NOT the answer – IT is the problem….

  9. So what is the idiot Republican leadership focusing on? Amnesty!
    The residents of Washington were big supporters of the Democrats and Obama.
    When the gods want to punish mortals, they answer their prayers.

    1. I happen to like that expression. A variation of “be very careful what you wish for….”. Certainly not meant to be taken literally.

    2. I happen to like that expression. A variation of “be very careful what you wish for….”. Certainly not meant to be taken literally.

  10. Sorry but I blame We The People for all of this. People are so shocked with the huge rise in their premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. They wring their hands wondering how they will pay for it. I say don’t! Yet they do nothing.

    Get out of Obamacare. Put the money you normally would have paid for a pre-Obamacare premium into a special savings account. Find doctor’s who are opting out of insurance, They are out there and growing, and, their fees are way below normal and quite affordable.

    Don’t just whine about this. Do something to put an end to this nightmare. Above all, send Reid, Pelosi, and their ilk packing in the next elections. Demand Obama be removed from office and don’t make the stupid mistake of electing someone like him again.

  11. Sorry but I blame We The People for all of this. People are so shocked with the huge rise in their premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. They wring their hands wondering how they will pay for it. I say don’t! Yet they do nothing.

    Get out of Obamacare. Put the money you normally would have paid for a pre-Obamacare premium into a special savings account. Find doctor’s who are opting out of insurance, They are out there and growing, and, their fees are way below normal and quite affordable.

    Don’t just whine about this. Do something to put an end to this nightmare. Above all, send Reid, Pelosi, and their ilk packing in the next elections. Demand Obama be removed from office and don’t make the stupid mistake of electing someone like him again.

  12. Obama and the democrats will have to answer for this horrible healthcare with all its many problems. now they want to pass Amnesty to illegals whom most will probably get on Medicaid. All the while Americans are hurting they continue to get richer and continue with the lies. Need to vote the career politicians out and get common sense ones in office.

  13. Obama and the democrats will have to answer for this horrible healthcare with all its many problems. now they want to pass Amnesty to illegals whom most will probably get on Medicaid. All the while Americans are hurting they continue to get richer and continue with the lies. Need to vote the career politicians out and get common sense ones in office.

    1. The Convention of States is happening now and one of their goals is term limits. Urge your state legislature to join the Convention of States. They are also calling for a balanced budget amendment. Several states have already joined. It takes 3/4 of the states to amend the Constitution.

  14. The way I am seeing Obamacare, the whole thing is a death panel and people will start dying or go into bankruptcy because they cannot pay the bills. People need to start telling Dr.s and hospitals to send the bills to the White House and Harry Reid and another commie liberal in Congress.

  15. The President should be held accountable for this. Even if 1 should die , he should be charged with murder for lieing to the people.

  16. The President should be held accountable for this. Even if 1 should die , he should be charged with murder for lieing to the people.

  17. The President should be held accountable for this. Even if 1 should die , he should be charged with murder for lieing to the people.

  18. Health Care for everybody is a good thing, but done in the right matter. I need surgery which I can’t afford since I have now a 5000 deductible and afterwards I still have to pay 20% myself. Wow great insurance. And the politicians who passed this bill are all rich, they actually could afford it, but they are exempt. Also they don’t think about the middle class as humans they think about them as their tax paying cash cow.

    1. NOT exactly. The gold plan of the politicians is far from ordinary Medicaid for lower income people.

    2. I know. Its like the platinum, don’tpay a penny, everything is covered for life, supped up, turbo charged, nitro injection, don’t worry those people who are wondering if they can pay the light bill this month have this on paid for you. But hey while you’reat it just go ahead and bounce that $450 echeck for your haircut too… They got it covered…. Here does your head hurt?well, here is some loratabs we were going to charge $100 for 2 of them to that guy in the car accident (which they really did charge me $100 for2 of them when I was in an accident last april ) you can have the whole bottle for free.

  19. Health Care for everybody is a good thing, but done in the right matter. I need surgery which I can’t afford since I have now a 5000 deductible and afterwards I still have to pay 20% myself. Wow great insurance. And the politicians who passed this bill are all rich, they actually could afford it, but they are exempt. Also they don’t think about the middle class as humans they think about them as their tax paying cash cow.

  20. No child or anybody should have to suffer at the price of a polititions agenda . They all should be fired. Stand up America, stand up for We the People and regain your rights under our constitution. Our Laws that they where supposed to uphold when they put there hand on the Bible.

  21. No child or anybody should have to suffer at the price of a polititions agenda . They all should be fired. Stand up America, stand up for We the People and regain your rights under our constitution. Our Laws that they where supposed to uphold when they put there hand on the Bible.

  22. No child or anybody should have to suffer at the price of a polititions agenda . They all should be fired. Stand up America, stand up for We the People and regain your rights under our constitution. Our Laws that they where supposed to uphold when they put there hand on the Bible.

  23. “Thanks again Seattle for voting this guy in office. Be careful what you ask for. . You may just get it.” Earl Grey Dancing

  24. Yes,even you sick liberals will fall under fake obamacare. He wants to destroy America, you better hope he fails!

  25. I know exactly how these people feel. I live in Kansas, a red state, WE did NOT vote for any of this and its still being shoved down our throats. My grand son needs surgery and cant get coverage so we had to resort to begging on the internet for the money for it. Thank God people are generous and we are less than $2000 from our goal but not everyone is that lucky. As one person pointed out, we wont need death panels with people on it, this ACA will do it for us. God save us please and people better show up to the polls in November so we take back the senate; Impeachment and repeal is our only hope

    1. Sympathies for your grandson, but have his parents even tried to get him coverage through the ACA? He’s totally eligible and there is NO exclusion due to pre-existing conditions. You have bought the lies of the right wing noise machine hook, line, and sinker and now your family is suffering. Your grandson IS eligible for coverage through the ACA unless the family is so poor it falls into the gap left between state Medicaid and the ACA by the refusal of states such as Kansas to accept the Medicaid expansion.

      I have pre-existing conditions and was paying a fortune for coverage. With the ACA I was able to get almost identical coverage for 48% less (NOT subsidized) and I know for a FACT that there is NO question about pre-existing conditions on the application. Stop listening to the lies. Go on the Healthcare.gov website and look for yourself.

    2. I appreciate the sympathy for him but I promise you we tried everything before resorting to online fundraising, We went to the medicaid office, that’s where the first of the bad news came from. You are exactly right, we/they fall right in the gap of no coverage, Its not a noise machine when its happening to you. The only good news was we don’t make enough to be fined for not having coverage. We would qualify for more if my husband was still working 40 hrs a week but his boss cut everyone to 29 so we are barely keeping our heads above water and cant even help our grand son, If Obama really wanted to help, he could have made a plan JUST for the people uninsured, and left the rest alone. I am happy you were helped by the system, but seems you are the exception rather than the rule.

    3. Don’t take her ssympathy! All she is doing is trying to promote obamacare. She doesn’tgive two squats! Search my posts in this forum. SSomehow they have been scattered throughout but they were all in a conversation Ihad yyesterday with her. She’s a democrat who bbelieves all the spew obama is throwing our way.

  26. Looks like the government is depending on Charity to pay for the most expensive things. Then they wanted the nuns to pay a big fine because they will not dispense contraception. Our Government does not know what they are doing and have NO COMMON SENSE. My state did not take the Medicaid Expansion. There are a gap of people that are not eligible for Medicaid because they make too much money and not eligible for ACA because they don’t make enough money. I think the whole south is in this shape or most of the south. I am personally paying a huge premium for my insurance right now because of this.

  27. Actually, if true, it’s the insurance company that is denying the care. You do know that government does not make any of these decisions, right? Get your facts right.

    1. And the government did not place the insurance companies in an impossible position due to their guidelines on the companies? The insurance industry may go broke due to Obama care and have had to raise their costs significantly because of it. All those millions who had policies they liked and were cancelled were the fault of Obama Care also. The Obama Care guidelines forced the companies to cancel policies because insurance companies could not provide the additional requirements at the cost the person was currently paying. In most cases it was for things the person did not need or want such as pregnancy benefits for 60 year old women. Now they have Obama Care at a raised price, often many times what they were paying and deductibles of $12,000 to $15,000. To most people that is the same as not having insurance. Thanks a lot, Democrats!

  28. If this is true, please provide the link because i couldn’t find it on the TV stations website. prove your claim.

    1. And this link clearly states that the insurance companies are denying care. Not Obamacare (the ACA) which is a law and does not deny or provide coverage.

    2. The government has set the framework for the insurance companies. The government set it up; the government is to blame. The problem wouldn’t have come up except for the ACA.

  29. Sarah Palin, the one that the left scoffs at as stupid and makes fun of her DS baby, said this would happen. And was severely ridiculed over it. Same as her mention of death panels. Oh wait, she was wrong about the death panels, Spenderella(HHS Secretary), does that on her own, so it’s not officially a panel. She knows that there is no difference between killing an 8, 12, 20, or 80 year old and an abortion!!

  30. Ok all you democrats and BO put your hands in your pockets and cover ALL costs that the 125 children need………..your lies MUST now be your bills to pay. You have done so much harm to our nation you should ALL quit and still be responsible for the unpaid bills to doctors and hospitals out of your own pockets. Get a taste of how it feels to pick up the tab for others all the time!

  31. I hope Nancey Pelosi reads this last paragrape about passing the bill to find out what’s in it..She is so fucking stupid, like most liberals, And, Ocrapa should receive the Liar of the Year Award…

  32. Government agencies have become particularly adept at ignoring and not responding to inquiries, claims and assistance in needed decision circumstances such as dual citizenship..they have however made great strides in taking your money and finding ways to prosecute, even when there is little or no reason for the charges….Is this gov’mnt unaffordable or what?

  33. our Planet is in Grave Danger if the water Dries up and Dissapears we will Have To Evacuate this Planet and Find Another.

  34. There’s a difference between a lie and outright fraud. Fraud is when you tell lies to sell something to someone. Sound familiar?

  35. Most of the ugly stuff in Obamacare was in the first 1000 pages posted online at Thomas.gov for months before the vote. Those who read even a few hundred pages knew that it was not really healthcare and voted NO. November 2014 is coming fast and we can vote against those who did not read it and voted for it and those who have not voted to defund it after we have seen what an ugly mess it is…

  36. there is a BIG difference in uncovered treatments and being denied insurance coverage altogether for a pre existing condition. There always have been certain treatments that are not covered and there always will be. This is just another example of the Tea Party Liars twisting the truth to fit their own agenda. Which is to use the idiots in America to fight for the Corporations and billionaires that control them because it is easy to mislead idiots.
    If you are a tea party supporter you are an idiot. PERIOD.

    1. You are a bigger idiot. If you had cancer would you like to be put off your cancer specialist onto a doctor from a third world country who barely speaks English and has a medical degree from a dubious medical school? Would you like to have your treatment which had so far prolonged your life, totally interrupted and changed to a cheaper treatment with uncertain results? It could mean life or death, or is that something your liberal mind can’t grasp?

  37. …and now we get the new “My RA” plan from Obummer…
    Better off investing in Mason Jars. They’re more secure and will likely offer more of a financial return than any plan THE LIAR proposes.
    Oh, and I’m not racist, I hate Biden and Pelosi too.

  38. Only difference between the White House and the Big House, is that the criminals in the White House get to go home.

  39. Seattle Children’s Hospital is an amazing place. Both of my grandchildren have required specialty care that was given there and in both cases, it was performed in as perfect a manner as I have ever observed. Obamacare works just about as well as any government program dedicated to “social justice”…in other words, it doesn’t work, other than making us all equal….equally poor.

  40. My prayer for Obama and all those who support him is that when the full bill comes due to pay up for what he has created, him and all his faithful followers will pay the most and I pray that they are fully cognizant of why they are suffering.

  41. One more reason to vote him on out of Office. No more dealing with his Crap as he tries to, in a dictator kind of way by using his “Phone and pen” to do what ever he wants and to have the audacity to believe that he will get away with it. He Needs to be punished by the people. That is no way the Man who is supposed to be, and SWORE to be having the Country’s BEST INTEREST at heart and in his EVERY action. He seems to have his own plans, None of those have helped me or ANYONE that I know of. And after reading this and Countless other stories, looks as if he isn’t helping a single soul out.
    Remove him from office. Yesterday…

  42. This isn’t right. Looking at the photo of Nancy “it isn’t my responsibility” and “we have to pass it to know what’s in it” Pelosi laughing her fool head off is pretty sickening. I wonder how many people, including children, will lose their lives because of Obama and the Democrats.

  43. RFID MICRO CHIP IN OBAMA CARE , hey why do they all look like minorities where the white people ?

  44. I say health insurance should be abolished altogether. Let the free market dictate the price of health care and see how low the prices get. No more $700 quarter mile ambulance rides to an ER that will charge you a couple grand to monitor you and send you home.

    Sure, a major surgery may still cost more than the average American had laying around but that’s where the government could step in and do some good in the form of low interest loans (like they do for education).

    As a business owner I would love having insurance for my services. .. my services would increase 1000% right now!

  45. If I were these parents I would get a gun and go to the source of the problem and take it or them out. Juts saying it is that evil and that bad.

    1. I’m all for the 2nd amendment but that will solve nothing but give the leftmore “ammo” to use aagainst law abiding citizens.

  46. I went looking for this heartwrenching story at the website for King 5 News. It was REALLY hard to find because there was NO story about children being denied coverage under Obamacare. No, the problem is that the hospital, Seattle Children’s, is not included on all 6 of the Washington State plans and therefore must receive special dispensation for coverage under the 4 plans which don’t have Seattle Children’s within its provider network. Seattle Children’s is suing to be included in all the networks so they don’t have to go through the contortions required to get the coverage.

    This whole story illustrates why we need single payer. That way there would no longer be any need for network providers or checking for coverage. http://www.king5.com/health/Seattle-Childrens-suing-to-be-on-more-state-health-plans-226540591.html

  47. You know what is kind of ironic is in the 90′s there was a group called the Christian coalition. I blew them off as kooks (boy was I foolish to not at least pay more attention). But anyhow, when clinton was in office they said all this was going on and more was going to happen. They were right on some things just jumped the gun on the time frame. Oh and not to sound all biblical and a kook myself but there are parts of the book of Daniel that predicted alot of what is going on. Read it today and was quite surprised.

  48. This is just the beginning folks, you haven’t seen nothing yet. The states legislators have to vote to nullify the Obamacare in their state plus they need to look at the convention of states that can also stop this train wreak, check out the V Amendment in regards to the Convention of States and start writing your state legislators in regards to both items I just mentioned.

  49. It won’t work Disqus. Taking my posts here, won’t “prove” that you are true “moderator” – not You can’t cover your involvement with the NSA – or actually the NSA.

  50. Many are stating, that the ultimate goal of the ACA is a “one-payer” system.
    Whatever the terminology, the goal is for the government to control who gets healthcare and who does not. There is a humanist/globalist/leftist philosophy that was introduced in the public dialogue, almost 5 decades ago, [followed by a low-budget movie of the same name, circa 1970, "ZPG", or, Zero Population Growth].
    The philosophy of “ZPG”, today, is prevalent in the environmentalist movement’s “Save the Planet” dialogue; the motivation for promoting the “global warming” doom-and-gloom myth [in the 70's it was "global cooling" and another "Ice Age"]; and the “New Age” worship of “Mother Earth” – “Gaia” – [at the heart of "Earth Day"], present in all of the above.
    The theorem, that “Man is responsible for damaging/destroying the Planet. The story goes: ‘Over-population’ is depleting the earth’s resources, needed to support it’s billions of people. In the “inner circles” expounding, “We must remove the ‘unfit’ and ‘non-productive’ [Lebensunwerten Lebens] from the population; We must control the rate of reproduction [abortion, birth-control] in the future, to save our planet.”
    Obamacare [or, "single payer"], is the US contribution to the United Nations policy of ZPG. I’m joshing? Do you think I make this “bleep” up? Really? Following is cut directly from “un .org”
    “SETTING A NEW STANDARD”
    Susan Weber, Executive Director
    Presentation to the
    Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for
    The International Conference on Population and
    Development
    April 5, 1994
    United Nations, New York
    Madam Secretary General, Dr. Sai, delegates and guests, I am
    Susan Weber, Executive Director of Zero Population Growth.
    I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you today on behalf
    of the largest member-based population organization in the
    United States working to build a broad public consensus on
    population and related issues. ZPG supports education and
    advocacy initiatives and promotes both PUBLIC POLICY and
    PRIVATE CHOICES that will lessen population pressures both in the United States and around the world.” [highlighting, mine] Read the entire speech.
    Do you get it? “public policy” [ACA, or "single payer" healthcare rationing], “private choices” [abortion, birth control, euthanasia and "death-with-dignity"], “lessen population pressures” [all of the above].
    Do you get it? Do you understand why our government is drawing closer to full acceptance of the UN “rule of law”? Can you understand Obamacare goals, now? The combination of “public policy” i.e., euthanasia, abortion, “right-to-die”; “public pressure”
    “in the United States”, to “lessen populations” ["Please, grandma/mom, take this 'pill'. the 'state clinic' provided. It's in everyone's best interest"] .
    The campaign, that is just on the horizon, when ACA is completely operational [or morphs to "single payer"], for “public pressure” to “lessen population pressures”, and “Save the Planet”.
    Can you connect the dots? “Earth Day”, “Save the Planet” environmentalism in the public schools, and U.N. sponsored “ZPG”, meets “You are no longer useful ["Lebensunwertes Lebens"]., step aside for-the-good-of-the-Planet” practice of medicine under the U.N.’s WHO, and Obamacare.
    As for each of you, I’m sure the why is not as important as the what is happening to you and your families, under Obamacare.
    It is a two-edged sword: All that will prevent the coming Hitler-ian Healthcare Holocaust is to stop this travesty – by whatever means. At the same time, that is what the “Government Beast with Two Heads”, and Obama, are waiting, watching, and hoping for. They have prepared in so many ways, for this day. One major domestic anti-government action will trigger the total subjugation of American society.

  51. Elections have consequences, Seattle, but electing a dictator has a different paradigm. You liberals love programs when you think somebody else is gonna have to pay for it, but now that you forced it on the rest of us, live with it…after all “Its For The Children”.

  52. For the first time I was denied a treatment from my insurance company. It had to go through my doctor and he had to explain why he wanted it to the insurance company. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. Now, I am losing my health insurance in April and I have NEVER been without health insurance in my ENTIRE LIFE. I will lose my doctor who I have had since I was 13 years old and I am now 45. THANK YOU DEMOCRATS. My family in no way shape or form can afford Obamacare and it doesn’t make sense financially to buy it if we could. For 20 thousand dollars per year I can pay a heck of a lot of medical bills. America what democrats did to us is UNFORGIVEABLE. How dare they totally turn our medical system upside down and absolutely DESTROY IT. Only Democrats can “fix a system” so 15 million people will get coverage that don’t have it and end up making it so 50 million don’t!!!!!

  53. this is the state of Cathy Rodgers? she went on national tv and mentioned a lady from Spokane who said how much more she was paying for healthcare thanks to Obamacare..turns out that was another bunch of hooey from fools who believe insurance companies..lol

  54. You guys are in la la land..the insurance companies have refused repeatedly to add the childrens hospital to the exchange …that is what the hospital itself is saying..insurers are mad cause they can’t make more than 20% of all premiums they collect…all this complexity is there so private companies can collect all premiums..republican 101 states that when you lose make the public suffer then lie about..now the right wants to blame dems for cutting retirement benefits promised to veterans..you gotta have a bag over you’re head to be fooled so easily…