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by SUNFLOWER68 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 08:05 PM

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My brother has no insurance has had stomache issues for the past year. Goes to dr. And is given medications but they do not help. Has been to emergency rooms numerous times and they say theres nothing thay can do to help hime because ha has no insurance. Dr. Gives him script for a scope but he cant have it done without insurance. He goes back to er for the same problem with pain getting worse blotting and vommiting , blood in stool and just pain pain pain and they still cant d anything. What does it take to get the help you need to get to the bottom of the problem that is causing the pain and blotting ? For him to die? Why are you turning sick people away to suffer? Is money the important facctor to treat a sick person? If you have the money you can be treated and if you dont? Wat is wrong with the medical society? Are not sick people in general important insurance or not?


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by Katherine62 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:58 PM

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An emergency room at a hospital must treat him regardless of insurance.  They may not be able to assume long term care but if he is in the ER and they order a scope at that time, he will get a scope.  

Have you suggested that he apply for public aid?  There are programs in place to help those who are uninsured.  Next time he is in the ER ask to speak to the hospital's social worker who can help him start the paperwork.  They might even be able to discuss the issues with the docs so he can receive additional services.  You may need to go to a different hospital but don't give up and don't let your emotions interfer with those who can provide him care.  Be his advocate without hostility.  I don't have money and I am receiving quality care from the medical field.  

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