ObamaCare nightmare begins: Frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment – IOTW Report

ObamaCare nightmare begins: Frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment


‘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

Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can’t determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.

Patients in a close-in DC suburb who think they’ve signed up for new insurance plans are struggling to show their December enrollments are in force, and health care administrators aren’t taking their word for it.

In place of quick service and painless billing, these Virginians are now facing the threat of sticker-shock that comes with bills they can’t afford.
MailOnline spoke to patients outside hospitals in Virginia's Washington, D.C. suburbs, many of them confused about the state of their insurance coverage

‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’ a coughing Maria Galvez told MailOnline outside the Inova Healthplex facility in the town of Springfield.

She was leaving the building without getting a needed chest x-ray.

‘The people in there told me that since I didn’t have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of the x-ray,’ Galvez said, her young daughter in tow. ‘It’s not fair – you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.’

The x-ray’s cost, she was told, would likely be more than $500.

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19 Comments on ObamaCare nightmare begins: Frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment

  1. ‘It’s not fair – you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.’ quoth the lemming.

  2. How could it be a nightmare? It was forced on us by a benevolent government. By the greatest president of all times.
    Nightmare? How the fuck can it be a nightmare?
    And remember:

  3. Serves them right for voting for Obama.

    Poor bastards. Wait till it’s my turn.

  4. Re: JD

    I learned a fitting expression this week.

    “Slave speak.”

  5. If the breezy preezy can’t work Obamacare, what would convince the lowfos that he could manage single payer?
    [I smell popcorn!]

  6. Democrates love death, disease and causing fear. What better way to depopulate than by destroying the hippocratic oath.

    One part of the law makes it illegal for anyone over 65 to pay a doctor more for a procedure to entice him/her to take care of your medical needs.

    The law forbids you to find a better way out of your situation.

  7. Ain’t that the truth Mr. Gates.

    But these new slaves reject their freedom, yet lament of their bondage.

  8. On the bright side, alot of folks who DON’T need medical care but abuse the system are walking away, too.

  9. “Northern Virginia”
    ROFLMAO, I hope every one of those carpetbagging plundering pilfering parasite Democrats in that solid blue DC suburb dies a slow miserable death. They’re killing the Commonwealth & the 49 states too, Karma demands it.

  10. When is this crap finally going to be repealed? Are you kidding me? People leaving the hospital untreated?

  11. He told you not to look and see
    Quit acting surprised, ’cause you fill him with glee
    He’s Obama, uh-huh, Barack Obama M.D.

  12. @Shakingmyhead

    Name an entitlement program that has collapsed or been repealed?

    Never going to be repealed. We are stuck with this shit.

  13. @Mr. Pinko –

    “…Never going to be repealed. We are stuck with this shit…”

    I see this program as being different than others. This one has immediate and painful consequences to people who were perfectly happy with the status quo prior to implementation.

    Not to mention the insurance companies and hospitals and medical providers who are being jerked around by the decree of the day being issued by Frau Sebelius and Princess Bari.

    I like to think that this time there will be a surge of citizen and corporate outrage so great that the message is given loud and clear.

    It may not be repealed, but it certainly will be forced to be drastically changed.

  14. Some of them don’t want to be on camera or give their names. Heh.
    Hey progs and lowfo voters! Remember, Ted Cruz tried to stop this

  15. Obamacare was never about healthcare. It was a cash grab for the feds, bog pharmacy and the insurance industry. Grand theft.

  16. Just say no. If everyone ignore this stupidity it can’t work. I don’t recognize this attempt at govt coercion. Not on my radar. And good luck getting the penalty tax out of me LOL

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