She was around 48 years old a Brazilian citizen that went in for surgery on removing a piece of her liver. The surgery was complete and everything was fine, until a week or so later she felt sick, she went into the hospital and the same doctor that performed the surgery opened her up and found that they left some cotton in her body near the surgery site.
Her blood became infected and as a result her kidneys became permanently damaged. She no longer had funds to pay for care as the social part of the medicine contrary to popular belief really doesn’t function as it should. It turns out people must pay for services, in fact as you will see her life depended on it. As the blood infection damaged her kidneys, she had to go in for routine dialysis in order to function right for a specific amount of time. Her son in America paid her dialysis via wire transfer every single month at a cost of around $800.00U.S. per month.
She had been getting this treatment for about 6 months and things were going as well as they could, however this last week, the payment from her son arrived late so they said. She was hooked up to the machine and even though the payment was in the account, they immediately took her off the machine and put her in the hallway to die.
She begged them for mercy. “Please, please I will die. Please don’t take me off the dialysis machine”. They declined to listen and shortly after she passed away at 49 years old in Brazil. Later they called her brother in Brazil to come in and pick up the $1,000 that actually made the account on time but they just didn’t catch it.
Socialized medicine is nothing but a scam for developing countries. The United States is being forced into a socialized medicine that will be responsible for deaths just like this lady.
In my time spent in South America, there were two instances where I had someone dying in my arms and the hospital or the clinic demanded money to allow the person inside. The first girl was bleeding from her wrist profusely as we stood in front with security and my shirt wrapped around her wrist, obviously minutes from death had I not had $50.00 cash on me she would have died. The second one was not breathing and I carried her into the emergency room in the barrio, and they demanded funds before entry as well, it wasn’t important she wasn’t breathing.
Is this what is in store for the United States? is this what will become of the Affordable care act? Will we be forced to pay cash for deadly emergencies no matter what or put to death at the front door with security blocking the path.
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