As someone once said (me): “Having health insurance is not the same as getting healthcare.”

Via Daily Mail:

‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’: Obamacare confusion reigns as frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment.

MailOnline spoke with patients who were told they would have to pay their bills in full if they couldn’t prove they had insurance.

One was faced with a $3,000 hospital room charge and opted to leave the hospital after experiencing chest pains. ‘Should I be in the hospital? Probably,’ she said.

Another, coughing in the cold, walked out without receiving a needed chest x-ray
Consumers face sticker-shock from medical costs under the new Obamacare system, made worse if they can’t prove they’re insured.

As many as one-third of new enrollees’ applications have seen problems when the government transmits them to insurance companies.


Doctor’s Office Spends 2 Hours On Hold With Insurer For Surgery Authorization, Before Giving Up.

But early problems with the federal HealthCare.gov website led many people to wait until last week to sign up, and insurers are still processing enrollment forms.
Paperwork problems almost delayed suburban Chicago resident Sheri Zajcew’s scheduled surgery Thursday, but Dr. John Venetos decided to operate without a routine go-ahead from the insurance company.

That was after Venetos’ office manager spent two hours on hold with the insurer Thursday, trying to get an answer about whether the patient needed prior authorization for the surgery. The office manager finally gave up.

“I’m not a happy camper,” said Nate Zajcew, the patient’s husband. The couple signed up for a Blue Cross Blue Shield bronze plan through the federal HealthCare.gov site on Dec. 16.

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  1. Kitten says:

    So sad…and the madness begins. How do people like Kathleen Sebelius walk around with NO soul, knowing what they’ve done will likely cause people to literally die while waiting to get the healthcare they need. She used to be a respected person in her field, who had a conscience. Well, I guess when you agree to work for Obummer, you check your conscience at the door, never to be seen or recognized again. She has become an empty body, a zombie walking around reciting talking points given to her by the regime. No longer the free thinking human being God made her, but a robotic ferret of BO. Sure hope he was worth it, Kathy. Buckle up, this is only going to get worse.

    • Shifra says:

      Kitten, you are being way too generous. Sebelius was once a respected person in her field?

      I have a lot to say about Sebelius. But I’d better leave it to the imagination, out of respect for Tammy’s blog.

      They are all disgusting, vile people.

  2. ConservativeSue says:

    Dear God in Heaven! Obamacare takes the Hippocratic Oath to a new low. 🙁 I’ve read in blogs that Sebelius got elected Kansas governor by lying to its citizens, saying she was against abortion, for starters. Look what she has done to an entire country! 🙁 It would be interesting to find out how many illegals have tried to get treatment in hospitals or urgent care clinics since Jan 1.

  3. midget says:

    The scary thing about this is that it potentially could happen to every one of us.
    There’s not one particular segment of society that is targeted.Anyone catching a cold, falling off a ladder or getting in a car accident will visit a medical center of some sort.People need to be warned that they might have to bring the deed to the house with them if they want to be helped.

  4. 1ntbtn says:

    I believe this so called president doesn’t care one bit about the millions of people who have lost the health plans. He’s on his vacation, that we’re paying for, having a wonderful time and not even giving it a thought because that’s just who he is.

  5. Dave says:

    What do you expect from Stalinists?

  6. idaho_karen says:

    I guess the law that says no one can be turned away at an Emergency Room is now passe.

    • Alain41 says:

      Interesting observation IK. De jure the law is still in effect, but de facto it isn’t. Wouldn’t surprise me, if the left uses this to argue for single payer.

  7. idaho_karen says:

    I used to think the attacks on the 2nd Amendment would be the spark that causes the American people to revolt against big government, but now I think it might be Obamacare.

    Most of what I read says the people needing help didn’t have an insurance card and/or the hospitals/doctors have no way to confirm enrollrment from the Obamacare system. I guess that isn’t a surprise since the backend process is either not working or doesn’t exist. Not exactly sure whether a ‘single payer’ via our lovely Federal Government would solve this issue as some form of confirmation or ID would still be needed (oh, is that racist?). Of course, the Demonrats would say ‘healthcare’ is a right for anyone in this country, no matter what status they are – but I guess this fits right in with the globalist’s goal for One World Government. You know, Utopia!

    • ConservativeSue says:

      Oh yes, Utopia! The One World Government will need the One World Climate to have better control over citizens. Unfortunately, I’ve had a theory for a very long time that the NWO will try to “stabilize” weather conditions on Earth which will result in a surface like Mars due to atmospheric manipulation. *It’s only a theory* No need for Hillarycare or Obamacare.

      • idaho_karen says:

        Does stabilizing weather mean a nuclear conflagration? That’s the only means I can imagine that will result in the death of the world population large enough to please our one-worlders; you know, those who believe Utopia will be achieved when there are around a only few million people left on the earth..rather then the ‘b’ word. After all, we wouldn’t want the world to be defaced by Billions of people..

  8. andrew4550 says:

    But…Sandra Fluke.

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