Boy with tumor to get surgery after c...

Boy with tumor to get surgery after congressman steps in

There are 105 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 24, 2007, titled Boy with tumor to get surgery after congressman steps in. In it, Newsday reports that:

The family from Peru is calling it a Christmas miracle. Five-year-old Sebastian Jimenez Pina had a cancerous brain tumor removed from his head in August in Lima, only to see another growth emerge in November -- ...

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Sue

Fountain Hills, AZ

#1 Dec 24, 2007
Where were all the congressmen, when the girl from Philadelphia who had leukemia could not receive a transplant because Cigna rejected her andthen they approved it after she passed away. How is that fair? Who takes care of our own kind? Why doesn't anybody care about the US citizens first? This is outrageous and disgraceful!
Justin

Spartanburg, SC

#2 Dec 24, 2007
Democrats have big hearts. Nice Christmas gift for this child.
Allan

Richmond Hill, NY

#3 Dec 24, 2007
I am not surprised. I recently referred a similar case to Congressman Israel and he personally took charge of the case to see that a family in a similar situation was given some help. That was done without much fanfare, just dedication - Congressman Israel's dedication to do what is right and what reflects the very best of what America is all about.
Newsday Sucks

San Diego, CA

#4 Dec 24, 2007
Justin wrote:
Democrats have big hearts. Nice Christmas gift for this child.
It's easy to have a big heart when you're spending other peoples money.
Mark Davis

Scarborough, ME

#5 Dec 24, 2007
Hey, Dr. Israel, can you pay for my braces? Please!
What About Americas Kids

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Dec 24, 2007
You know, I do think it is great that this child is receiving the necessary treatment for his brain tumor HOWEVER, what about the kids in America whose medical insurance runs out and their family is forced to sell their homes to pay for the necessary treatments. WOULD A POLITICIAN HELP AN AMERICAN CHILD LIKE THIS.........NEVER!!!! Too much worrying about the foreigners....SAD I SAY VERY SAD.
mla

New Milford, NJ

#7 Dec 24, 2007
What About Americas Kids wrote:
You know, I do think it is great that this child is receiving the necessary treatment for his brain tumor HOWEVER, what about the kids in America whose medical insurance runs out and their family is forced to sell their homes to pay for the necessary treatments. WOULD A POLITICIAN HELP AN AMERICAN CHILD LIKE THIS.........NEVER!!!! Too much worrying about the foreigners....SAD I SAY VERY SAD.
It's called national health care. All developed nations have it. Well, almost all.
Bill

Stanhope, NJ

#8 Dec 24, 2007
If they were illegal aliens, they would already be here, and not have to worry about a visa, and with the same result. The taxpayers pay

Happy Kwanza
Marq

South Salem, NY

#9 Dec 24, 2007
Bill, you're a racist. I hope for Christmas (or Kwanzaa) you get hit by a bus. This is a nice story. Leave it to us bitter negative New Yorkers to find something to fuss about.
What About Americas Kids

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Dec 24, 2007
And with National Health Care they want their first born and they take away their homes. Get your facts straight. I know somebody who went through this. Their child had cancer.
mla wrote:
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It's called national health care. All developed nations have it. Well, almost all.
RISSYPETTO

United States

#11 Dec 24, 2007
USA ROCKS THE HOUSE AGAIN. WHY DIDN'T HUGO CHAVEZ HELP THIS POOR CHILD?
Tim J

Bronx, NY

#12 Dec 25, 2007
What About Americas Kids wrote:
And with National Health Care they want their first born and they take away their homes. Get your facts straight. I know somebody who went through this. Their child had cancer.
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No they don't. What exactly are you basing that on?? For the record Israel supports National Healthcare and supports putting the health needs of working and middle class Americans ahead of the interests of multi millionaires and the Pharma industry.
ABUSER

New York, NY

#14 Dec 25, 2007
mla wrote:
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It's called national health care. All developed nations have it. Well, almost all.
National health care is a joke, ask anyone who has had to use it. STFU and stop pretending that such a plan would fix everything!
VOR

Ronkonkoma, NY

#15 Dec 25, 2007
Doesn't the Christmas story begin with Israel?

Good job, Congressman. Americans don't only care about people within our borders. God bless you.
Rik

Farmingville, NY

#16 Dec 25, 2007
I know it's Christmas and all, and I'm very glad we were able to help this child, but don't we have children HERE who need help and don't receive it? I applaud Congressman Israel for doing what he did, don't misunderstand me. I feel, however, that we should help American children here first. There are a lot of people here, adults as well as children, who need medical assistance and can't get it. Who speaks for them?
What About Americas Kids

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Dec 25, 2007
My point exactly. HELP OUR OWN KIDS FIRST HERE IN AMERICA.
ABUSER wrote:
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National health care is a joke, ask anyone who has had to use it. STFU and stop pretending that such a plan would fix everything!
Boy Scout

Louisville, KY

#18 Dec 25, 2007
All year round people in the US are doing without so congress can give money to foreigners and pork. They give welfare to huge corporations so they can becoime ever gargantuan and the lobbies keep demanding more and threatening congress to use their money and control of the media to force them out if they don't do as they are told. They also let illegals drive all the costas of this nation thru the roof and corporations love it.

The US didn't have to go global, it went global to serve the hugest corporations that our taxes paid to make them behemoths, which now destroy America.
Wack

Paterson, NJ

#19 Dec 25, 2007
mla wrote:
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It's called national health care. All developed nations have it. Well, almost all.
Yeah and when the Kid neeeds help he leaves the Country with National health care and comes here to the one that doesn't and guess what......he gets the care he needs.
Boy Scout

Louisville, KY

#20 Dec 25, 2007
Wack wrote:
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Yeah and when the Kid neeeds help he leaves the Country with National health care and comes here to the one that doesn't and guess what......he gets the care he needs.
How many botched surgeries happen in America? How many give substandard care? How many hospitals demand great insurance only, that all Americans paid to build those hospitals?

Tax money built almost every hospital in this nation and the rich use it to promote even more wealth for themselves, while excluding the taxpayers that paid to build them and train the staff. taxes--taxes--taxes.

By comparison, the rich pay very little and they get the very best.
pat

AOL

#21 Dec 25, 2007
here we go again. we have to be big shots to the world when we have our own that are badly in need of help as well. When will we ever start thinking of our own FIRST and then others second. Nice to be nice, but charity begins at home!!!A slap in the face to our own who are hurting and need help.

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