100 years old, and no place to go

100 years old, and no place to go

There are 27 comments on the www.lohud.com story from Nov 1, 2008, titled 100 years old, and no place to go. In it, www.lohud.com reports that:

Neita Allen, who turns 100 today, charms nearly everyone who meets her with her songs, her tales of Jamaica, and her good cheer despite adversity.

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Since: Oct 08

United States

#1 Nov 1, 2008
"She has no health insurance and, as an undocumented immigrant, does not qualify for Medicaid, said Dr. Nicholas DeRobertis, medical director of the hospital in downtown Yonkers."
asian guy

Bangkok, Thailand

#2 Nov 1, 2008
if she is illegal, why should we be expected to provide for her medical needs?

are americans who have worked all their lifes.. who scrimped together money for their medicaid in the later years suppose to share this benefit with everybody in the world just because they want something free?

if she is illegal, she should go home to her home country and ask for medicare from her own country.

illegal is ILLEGAL.
asian guy

Thailand

#3 Nov 2, 2008
there is a solution for rose and her odor problem.she can get free help because she is a illegal lovin skank with a massive odor problem in the privates.
PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Nov 2, 2008
Age has nothing to do with being illegal.
Deport her!

Since: Oct 08

United States

#5 Nov 2, 2008
PSL wrote:
Age has nothing to do with being illegal.
Deport her!
It seems every day we are finding out more and more ways illegal aliens are getting treatment that citizens go without. Kidney transplants & treatment three times a week, federal/state housing ahead of others. So much for the ole,'we will tell them to get to the back of the line' spin we have been told. They are at the front of the lines and American's are at the back of the line. Why should this woman pull at the hearts of these people at this facility, so much so they are spending so much money on her? So she is alone, how many of the people here, that have worked all their lives are alone, with no place to go.
what

Somerset, KY

#6 Nov 2, 2008
Sunlight wrote:
"She has no health insurance and, as an undocumented immigrant, does not qualify for Medicaid, said Dr. Nicholas DeRobertis, medical director of the hospital in downtown Yonkers."
Doesn't matter much what the hell you have nowadays or qualify for. It doesn't change the fact that health care is absolutely and completely out of control in this country.

Need a shining example? Friend of the family is in the hospital currently for an infection because of a botched up knee replacement that a supposed 'specialist' performed. The pill they are going to put him on has to be taken twice daily to get rid of the infection. Guess how much each pill costs?

Hold on tightly. It's 2 grand a f*cking pill! We have this sh*t going on and people wanna complain about hospitals closing? Is it really any wonder???

Just how long do you think medicaid can handle 2,000 bucks twice daily? The CEOs at the banks must not be the only CEOs partying it up.

Since: Apr 07

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Nov 2, 2008
what wrote:
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Doesn't matter much what the hell you have nowadays or qualify for. It doesn't change the fact that health care is absolutely and completely out of control in this country.
Need a shining example? Friend of the family is in the hospital currently for an infection because of a botched up knee replacement that a supposed 'specialist' performed. The pill they are going to put him on has to be taken twice daily to get rid of the infection. Guess how much each pill costs?
Hold on tightly. It's 2 grand a f*cking pill! We have this sh*t going on and people wanna complain about hospitals closing? Is it really any wonder???
Just how long do you think medicaid can handle 2,000 bucks twice daily? The CEOs at the banks must not be the only CEOs partying it up.
What is the name of the pill?

Since: Oct 08

United States

#9 Nov 2, 2008
Indyeast wrote:
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What is the name of the pill?
good question, I want to know it as well.

“I be me, and you are...”

Since: Dec 06

in a city...

#10 Nov 2, 2008
So where is this old woman?

Since: Oct 08

United States

#11 Nov 2, 2008
what wrote:
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Doesn't matter much what the hell you have nowadays or qualify for. It doesn't change the fact that health care is absolutely and completely out of control in this country.
Need a shining example? Friend of the family is in the hospital currently for an infection because of a botched up knee replacement that a supposed 'specialist' performed. The pill they are going to put him on has to be taken twice daily to get rid of the infection. Guess how much each pill costs?
Hold on tightly. It's 2 grand a f*cking pill! We have this sh*t going on and people wanna complain about hospitals closing? Is it really any wonder???
Just how long do you think medicaid can handle 2,000 bucks twice daily? The CEOs at the banks must not be the only CEOs partying it up.
Well, I am certainly glad you warned me.$2,000 a pill is criminal. Please tell me the name of that pill, if you can find out. Are they on medicare? Even if they are not, your point is well taken. People on medicare are most likely being prescribed the same medication. Our hospital bills would not be so high, if we were not having to pay more to make up for all the free care, the illegal aliens obtain. Just this weekend there was a report on a hospital that cares for those who can not pay, they are on the verge of going under too. Sadly, this has been happening across the nation for many years. It was not until the marches that many woke up and realized what was going on. It is not just the border towns that are having these problems. It is across the nation. There are buses that carry people on several times a week, from Mexico to all parts of this nation. For example, Transportes Los Nortenos. The bus service travels to Ohio and Indiana, via North Carolina, Kentucky and Kentucky, 2-3 times per week.
what

Somerset, KY

#12 Nov 2, 2008
Sunlight wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I am certainly glad you warned me.$2,000 a pill is criminal. Please tell me the name of that pill, if you can find out.
I didn't catch the name yet, but very curious myself. All I know is the doctor told him how much it was going to cost and that he'll have to be on it for 30 days. Also that the doctor filed the necessary paperwork and Medicaid is going to pick up the tab.

We're talking 120,000 dollars for a month supply here, guys. Excuse me whilst I go invest in Merck's stock.
Just flipping insane!

Hell, they can send me just 5,000 and I'll try other methods like Burdock Root and lots of garlic.
what

Somerset, KY

#13 Nov 2, 2008
Also heard of people from across the pond talking about their income taxes. Around 22% plus another 8% on top of that for the health care system. I pay around 30% of my income right now and get squat.

Just another industry here riddled with greed that needs gone through with a fine tooth comb.

Since: Oct 08

United States

#14 Nov 2, 2008
what wrote:
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I didn't catch the name yet, but very curious myself. All I know is the doctor told him how much it was going to cost and that he'll have to be on it for 30 days. Also that the doctor filed the necessary paperwork and Medicaid is going to pick up the tab.
We're talking 120,000 dollars for a month supply here, guys. Excuse me whilst I go invest in Merck's stock.
Just flipping insane!
Hell, they can send me just 5,000 and I'll try other methods like Burdock Root and lots of garlic.
I am writing this down, M e r c k, thanks for the tip. Be sure to let me know if a specific division is responsible for that special pill, will you?

I wonder what the doctor will get? Do you know that doctors are wined, dined, given trips and that the pharmaceutical companies know what prescriptions they write? They actually track the doctors.
asian guy

Bangkok, Thailand

#15 Nov 2, 2008
asian guy wrote:
there is a solution for rose and her odor problem.she can get free help because she is a illegal lovin skank with a massive odor problem in the privates.
HEY! quit impersonating me.
what

Somerset, KY

#16 Nov 4, 2008
Sunlight wrote:
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I wonder what the doctor will get? Do you know that doctors are wined, dined, given trips and that the pharmaceutical companies know what prescriptions they write? They actually track the doctors.
All too aware.

Anytime they hand you a clipboard to fill out medical info at an office it's got the latest 'wonder drug' plastered across the top of it.
Kind of funny since the last time I saw this, I was there over a cold. But I'm smarter now and got turned on to the fact that Elderberry kills a cold/flu much, much better than expensive antibiotics for bacterial issues, so I don't darken the Doc's office anymore in the wintertime and save a lot of cash in the process.

Bet they fu*king hate that they can't patent Elderberry.
I'll just have to continue to spend only 11 bucks for more than enough of a winter's supply. Poor me.*smiles*

Since: Apr 07

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Nov 4, 2008
what wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't catch the name yet, but very curious myself. All I know is the doctor told him how much it was going to cost and that he'll have to be on it for 30 days. Also that the doctor filed the necessary paperwork and Medicaid is going to pick up the tab.
We're talking 120,000 dollars for a month supply here, guys. Excuse me whilst I go invest in Merck's stock.
Just flipping insane!
Hell, they can send me just 5,000 and I'll try other methods like Burdock Root and lots of garlic.
Look,you said the guy got a $2000 pill.
Give us the name,it's beginning to sound like a fabrication without the name.

Since: Apr 07

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Nov 4, 2008

Since: Apr 07

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Nov 4, 2008
I submitted an answer two hours ago,asking for the name of the pill again and giving a link to the most expensive pill $68 each.

What's up with Topix this morning?.

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#20 Nov 4, 2008
I also think that prices are jacked for medicaid because they pay SO LITTLE to the doctor.

I know several doctors who had to stop seeing medicaid patients because they were lucky of they got $3 -$10 dollars depending on what was done. When you look at how much a doctor has to pay for insurance premiums and such (not saying there are not a hell of a lot of wealthy docs but that is not always the correct image of docs as a whole), and then how much they are reimbused from medicaid.

The Doc who used to own the PT clinic I go to had a check taped to the receptionist's desk with a note that this was how much medicaid was paying him. And out of that he had to pay staff, rent, etc. I know where he lives - nice area but far from Potomac, MD rich... Guess who pays the rest? Yup... The check was for $3.00 and he had to suck up the rest of the PT and such his staff provided for care. Each appt of mine is about $100 depending on what is done. I pay $30 and my insurance pays the balance. The clinic gets it's $100. Does not work that way for medicaid according to them.

I worked at a hospital that closed in part due to late medicaid payments, they could not make their bills, etc.

Now combine this with illegals being able to come in and demand emergency room treatment to the tune of thousands even for non emergency things...

Ugh...

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#21 Nov 4, 2008
Indyeast wrote:
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Look,you said the guy got a $2000 pill.
Give us the name,it's beginning to sound like a fabrication without the name.
I agree - or he got the full story wrong.

Here is an exmaple where pills PLUS other monthly bills cost a family $2000

http://www.koaa.com/aaaa_top_stories/x9315685

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