it is Monday morning, and I have to see a Dr. I have horrible sores in my mouth, which either may be side effects from my medication (that was indicated as a side effect of this medicine) which might be dangerous and is probably infected, or its from bad gingivitis and it’s infected. I have been brushing, using hydrogen peroxide and water, baking soda, salt, salt water you name it. But that’s all I have to kill it or treat it.my friend tells me, “go to the medical doctor don’t go to a dentist for this.” She’s right, and the dentists would charge me $100 on the spot. No, no insurance covers dental anymore, not even emergencies Obviously, I have to go see my doctor which is in Barger medical clinic, peace health hospital.
I call up the usual clinic, and guess what; he is not available for an appointment for a whole month. Also the other doctor in the practice (there are only two handling a huge load of Medicare and Medicaid patients) is not available for about a month either. In other words, NOBODY, no doctors are available in the clinic for a whole month. If Obama care does not get extinguished, where do all these new patients think they are going to go? I’m an old patient and I can’t even get in to see my doctor. What are they going to do with the new patients if there are tons of them?
Obviously, I have to resort to my usual fallback, which I do all the time because you can never get an appointment; go to the Eugene urgent care clinic. Which is a private clinic AND IS not affiliated with the hospital, so it has many less patients. They will not take Medicaid, but they take Medicare. And then you have to pay them extra also, cash, which I do.
I also found out, by listening to a older fellow patients trying to get in here, that if you do not have legal ID, they won’t take you here; they tell you to go to the emergency room.people with any kind of medical insurance hate the emergency room, because that’s where all the uninsured and ill legal people go.
,even Eugene Oregon, liberal capital of the world, doesn’t want uninsured or Medicaid patients. They wind up in the emergency room, or far-off in Springfield, at some unknown welfare clinic called “Riverstone”, or something that has no phone number, and do not reply to letters either. It too is a “drop-in” for the uninsured and totally kaput. I haven’t been there, and I’m not going to risk it on completely uninsured welfare doctors.
I am bad enough off as is.my regular clinic Dr. would not have time to diagnose a serious problem or disease, or to spend extra time fixing it; nor would he be able to find me a specialist to handle it should I get very very sick.I realize that if I ever got a hugely severe medical problems, I would have to go to my sister, ask her for a ton of money, borrow it, and then find a good foreign medical center with a good reputation, and travel outside of the United States. No way could I afford to use cash in the United States, for a severe medical problem and use my insurance. Forget it!
so at this point I’m still lucky, I haven’t had a severe heart attack or stroke yet, like my sister who’s hanging on to her California “partner supplied” Kaiser Permanente medical insurance, for dear life. Her partner is the only reason she has such good medical insurance. Otherwise, she would have to do with Medicare like I do, and she wouldn’t be able to stay alive with her severe problems.
she told me last time on the phone, she’s had several small strokes since the big one many years ago. But she has to pay way over $100 a month for her Kaiser. Strangely, I am paying at least $95 a month for my stupid Medicare! If I were in prison, here in United States, and had a very severe medical problems, I would have it fixed for free, very well and the taxpayers would pay for it. People in the United States do that now, do a smalltime crime, just to get into prison to get serious medical problems fixed.
.since I realize now that nobody is going to read the posts if they are too long, I am ending this one now. I only have one last thing to say:
SCREW ALL THE INSURANCE COMPANIES, THEY ARE GETTING RICH OFF EVERYONE!!
DITTO MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL WHO CHARGE HUGE PRICES ON ALL THE SICK PEOPLE!
tHESE ARE THE TWO HUGE MONEY-GRABBERS IN THE USA, WHO ARE MAKING MEDICAL CARE SO EXPENSIVE!! AMA, THIS MEANS YOU!! WE ALSO NEED TORT REFORM, TO GET HUGE INSURANCE COSTS OFF DOCTORS!! BECAUSE IT COSTS THEM A FORTUNE TO PRACTICE!
THAT’S THE POINT OF THIS ARTICLE, SHORT AND SWEET. THE AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEM NO LONGER WORKS. PUTTING OBAMACARE IN, AND DUMPING MILLIONS MORE PEOPLE INTO A BROKEN SYSTEM, WILL CRASH IT COMPLETELY. IF REPUBLICANS DECIDE TO KEEP PARTS OF OBAMACARE, I’M NOT VOTING FOR THEM IN NOV. 2012 ELECTION!
BUT, AS MY DEAR FRIEND CAROLINE SAYS,”THOSE GUYS JUST DON’T CARE”; AND SHE’S RIGHT. WE MEDICAL PATIENTS ARE ON OUR OWN. 😡
—–SANDRAMINADOTTY, IN EUGENE, OREGON 9/17/2012…..