Hundreds crowd The Forum for free hea...

Hundreds crowd The Forum for free health clinic

There are 17 comments on the LA Daily News story from Aug 11, 2009, titled Hundreds crowd The Forum for free health clinic. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Hundreds of people spent the night in parking lot of the Forum in Inglewood to receive free medical care from Remote Area Medical.

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Bureaucratic Mess

Pasadena, CA

#1 Aug 12, 2009
This proves that medical care can be provided by the private sector. We don't need Big Brother to control our health.

It also proves that slackers and illegal aliens will always jump on the proverbial free lunch.

Oh well, God bless the doctors who contributed their valuable time.
Jacques

Glendale, CA

#2 Aug 12, 2009
Five years I have not seen a Doctor!I'm in pain most of the time. Paying $25.00 a visit? An another $25.00 for a fallow up! Excuse me, not for my pocket. This is how my insurance set me up. And $50.00 if is an emergency visit, co pay. And $ 200.00 for hospital stays for the first 3 days; then the insurance pick up the rest, up to $500.000 if necessary. Twenty Five dollars for a senior? Sorry Doc! When so many paid only $5.00 per visit.
El Mas Chingon

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Aug 12, 2009
Jacques wrote:
Five years I have not seen a Doctor!I'm in pain most of the time. Paying $25.00 a visit? An another $25.00 for a fallow up! Excuse me, not for my pocket. This is how my insurance set me up. And $50.00 if is an emergency visit, co pay. And $ 200.00 for hospital stays for the first 3 days; then the insurance pick up the rest, up to $500.000 if necessary. Twenty Five dollars for a senior? Sorry Doc! When so many paid only $5.00 per visit.
I hear ya....That's why I stopped seeing my shrink.$20 co-pay and seeing him twice a week? I'm not THAT crazy!!!!
Greg Reyna

Waipahu, HI

#4 Aug 12, 2009
I've got an idea. Let's pretend that President Obama, Max Baucus, the "Blue Dog" Democrats, and the so-called 'Progressive' Caucus are not selling out the American people in order to gain a phony political victory. Let's pretend that Big Pharma and the Insurance Companies are not using every sleazy trick in the book to maintain their lucrative middle-man position so they can continue to manipulate prices between effective medical care and the people who need it. Let's pretend that the great majority of Americans don't want serious change in the way our health system operates. And then maybe, just maybe, we can pretend that forcing all Americans to buy their own health insurance is some kind of solution. As an old friend of mine used to say, "It's enough to gag a maggot!"
Jacques

Glendale, CA

#5 Aug 12, 2009
When I was working,I was covert 100%; nothing in front, nothing at the end, not a dime. When I was going to see a doctor he always found unnecessary excuses to sent me to the radiologist,to the cardiologist , to the lung specialist etc... I never saw the Doctor charges and the insurance never called me. This is why visits today are so expensive they cannot cheat anymore.
Tina

Burbank, CA

#6 Aug 12, 2009
Bureaucratic Mess wrote:
This proves that medical care can be provided by the private sector. We don't need Big Brother to control our health.
It also proves that slackers and illegal aliens will always jump on the proverbial free lunch.
Oh well, God bless the doctors who contributed their valuable time.
I agree, those care givers are saints. However, this event only "proves" that thousands of people are desperate enough to stand in line overnight for ONE visit with a doctor. Those people are not "slackers". Perhaps you're the one who needs to get some "work" done and find out what is really happening in the world. Ignorance can be oh so convenient.
office de pothead

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Aug 12, 2009
bunch of freeloading scorpions. we have a major deficit and those people are out looking for a free ride. Hey, a pair of glasses isn't more that a few hundred bucks, including the script. those people should be ashamed of their ways, but then thats why they voted for obama. they are clueless and helpless people who cant think or provide for themselves.
Clarisse Hermann

North Richland Hills, TX

#8 Aug 12, 2009
First of all I was at this event. It was poorly organized. Those at the parking lot entrance had no correct information and confused many who had been waiting to get in. After hours of waiting with your ticket people were told the dentists only intended to see 500 clients. They had neglected to inform the organization and many with tickets were just left with nothing. To add insult to injury, the ticket you had held for hours was no longer good and could not be used the following day. Who did the screening for the persons collecting the tickets and could only offer as an excuse that the information he was told to pass on was sorry, I know nothing.

This might work in Africa but it does not set well here. The crowd got a little ugly. As a matter of fact, I had to get one of the Channel 7 reporters out of the vehicle and alert her to what was happening inside because no one else outside knew that the dental section just closed shop and said goodbye. Unfortunately, every news cast since has not informed the public that this actually took place. Are we back to the Viet Nam era where the stations were told not to inform the public of certain events and we had to listen to radio Hanoi to get the truth? I was in the news rooms and I was there. What happend to news reporting being
a proud profession? Some stations should take a look back to how it really is to be done.
Taco truck driver

Whittier, CA

#9 Aug 12, 2009
Jacques wrote:
When I was working,I was covert 100%; nothing in front, nothing at the end, not a dime. When I was going to see a doctor he always found unnecessary excuses to sent me to the radiologist,to the cardiologist , to the lung specialist etc... I never saw the Doctor charges and the insurance never called me. This is why visits today are so expensive they cannot cheat anymore.
I am working and am also covert. They make me pay a copay too. They are cheating. They should pay for our cigaretts so we can go to the lung specialist. Everything should be free like it is in Mexico.
Bureaucratic Mess

Pasadena, CA

#10 Aug 12, 2009
Clarisse Hermann wrote:
First of all I was at this event. It was poorly organized. Those at the parking lot entrance had no correct information and confused many who had been waiting to get in. After hours of waiting with your ticket people were told the dentists only intended to see 500 clients. They had neglected to inform the organization and many with tickets were just left with nothing. To add insult to injury, the ticket you had held for hours was no longer good and could not be used the following day. Who did the screening for the persons collecting the tickets and could only offer as an excuse that the information he was told to pass on was sorry, I know nothing.
This might work in Africa but it does not set well here. The crowd got a little ugly. As a matter of fact, I had to get one of the Channel 7 reporters out of the vehicle and alert her to what was happening inside because no one else outside knew that the dental section just closed shop and said goodbye. Unfortunately, every news cast since has not informed the public that this actually took place. Are we back to the Viet Nam era where the stations were told not to inform the public of certain events and we had to listen to radio Hanoi to get the truth? I was in the news rooms and I was there. What happend to news reporting being
a proud profession? Some stations should take a look back to how it really is to be done.
Leave it to the freeloaders to whine about service. Typical.
The Cynic

Yuma, AZ

#11 Aug 12, 2009
The cynic in me says people will line up for anything that's free.

The realist says we really have a health care problem in this country.
Setting it Straight

United States

#12 Aug 12, 2009
Bureaucratic Mess wrote:
This proves that medical care can be provided by the private sector. We don't need Big Brother to control our health.
It also proves that slackers and illegal aliens will always jump on the proverbial free lunch.
Oh well, God bless the doctors who contributed their valuable time.
I'm sorry I'm not against a public system that competes with private insurance companies. I know the tactics of private insurance because I did stints there in previous job. Insurance is extremely important in this day because untreated health problems lead to even bigger health problems down the road. I know too many people who died or got severely ill to the point that they went on emergency Medi-Cal after going bones up broke from not being treated. I'm not asking for socialism however; I am asking that people have a choice and have a fair chance at coverage. Either private insurance needs to design real and fair a system to help out the average person who doesn't have access to insurance through their job, or we need a national system that backs them up. Anyone who's been in a financial mess because of medical bills knows and understands.
office de pothead

West Manchester, OH

#13 Aug 13, 2009
i noticed that almost all of the moochers are blacks. always looking for a handout.
Greg Reyna

Waipahu, HI

#14 Aug 13, 2009
Clarisse Hermann wrote:
First of all I was at this event. It was poorly organized.
Keep in mind that this organization had never tried putting one of these expeditions together in a big city before, much less a mega-metropolis like LA. Those who claim that American health care needs can be met by events such as this are deluding themselves. That's like claiming that the 'dream house' created for one lucky family in South-Central LA has solved Watts' housing problems.

It would be interesting to know how quickly RAM has been able to adapt to daily realities as they change over this week. Like your case of having a ticket for dental work on the first day when (according to the LA Times) RAM only got 30% of the volunteer dentists they needed. Obviously, there should be a way to change the 'appointment' of someone who already has a dental ticket. Assuming the good intentions of the organizers, this kind of thing happens because there are too few managers, and too much to do.
Unfortunately, every news cast since has not informed the public that this actually took place. Are we back to the Viet Nam era where the stations were told not to inform the public of certain events and we had to listen to radio Hanoi to get the truth? I was in the news rooms and I was there. What happend to news reporting being
a proud profession? Some stations should take a look back to how it really is to be done.
If you're referring to TV news remember that some decades ago the news divisions of the networks were eliminated, and news was put under the control of the 'Entertainment' division. This is more than a change of names. The content of the 'news' programs only exists in order to get 'eyeballs' to watch their commercials. TV news has become a clown show. A poor choice if you're interested in knowing what's going on. As is clear from blog responses all over the web, there are plenty of ignorant clowns out there who want to sell a macho, or racist attitude as if it is something more than a pathetic need to be the center of attention. These clowns would have us believe that every advanced country in the world is wrong (they all have not just 'single-payer', but nationalized medicine), and the USA is right--because well..we're number one!

If we want changes in our society we need to get involved. Do something. Anything! Contact your representatives. Write a letter. Call. Some cynics will tell you it doesn't make any difference, but if that's the case, why do political parties hire companies specifically to write congress_as_if_they are passionate letters from actual citizens? This country falls far short of its claims to democratic and humanistic values, but even the most cynical politician sees these values as critically important--even if only as a facade. Everyone wants to be perceived as being a 'good guy'.
dreeman

Karachi, Pakistan

#15 Dec 8, 2009
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Karachi, Pakistan

#17 Feb 1, 2010
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