Rockford Man Dies From No Health Insurance
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#1 Sep 2, 2009
This is the story of Josh Lang, A young father of two children, One only a few months old.
Josh is just one of the nearly fifty million Americans without Health Care insurance and
just another nameless faceless victim of a system that puts profit before life.
Josh was also currently unemployed which led to his predicament
Josh's fiancee, April tells the sad story beginning with what they both assumed was just a touch
of the flu. Then Josh started complaining about head aches. So severe was the pain that Josh
eventually walked to the nearby hospital emergency room knowing that it would be expensive but without options and in excruciating pain.
After quite a long wait he was examined by one of the emergency room doctors who diagnosed
Josh with an ear infection. He was given antibiotics and sent on his way.
This went on through the night and the rest of the next day without relief until once again
suffering from intense head aches Josh returned again to the emergency room.
Once again, and after another long wait, Josh was told he had an ear infection and given antibiotics and sent on his way.
The next day while at work, Josh's fiancee April, received a call from Josh's mother saying that
she had been calling all morning but was unable to reach Josh who was watching his young son.
April, Also unable to reach Josh by phone left work and went home where she found little Kash
crying and Josh on the couch, Obviously dead.
What kind of nation allows people to die because they lack the financial resources to obtain
health insurance. What kind of a doctor sends a patient who is complaining of a sever headache
away with a simple diagnoses of an ear infection without considering other options, Twice ?
This is the state of health care in our nation today !
This is what those who actually put people before profits are trying to prevent by enacting
health care reform throughout our nation. One of the only first world industrial nations who do not offer its citizens Health Care and protection from situations like Josh as well as financial ruin and bankruptcy which is so prevalent in this country today.
Don't let the naysayers do to health care reform again what they did during the Clinton Administration's last try at reforming our broken health care system. What we got were a lot of promises that went no where, What we got were tens of thousands of nameless faceless dead like Josh because he committed the sin of losing his job along with his health insurance
What we got were millions more who have lost their homes, life savings and dignity because the forces
of “No”, wanted the system to be left alone and unchanged so the billions of dollars continue to flow
to the elites in the health care industry and by rule of loop holes also your Representatives in Congress who receive millions from the health care industry, Representatives who let Josh down and who continue to waffle on this nations most important piece of legislation since Social Security and Medicare.
Don't let Josh and his family down again, Don't let yourself down.
Call your representatives and demand a strong single payer option like Medicare be included in any
health Care reform package, Call today, Your life or the lives of someone you love may depend upon it.
JOSHUA LANG, 27 ROCKFORD -
Joshua Lang, 27, of Rockford, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at 11:45 a.m., at home.
Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"
"I know not," Cain replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
Then God said, "What have you done?.....
RIP Josh and forgive us our hardened hearts and our greedy souls
Some of the details of this story may not correct. But the jist of the story is 100% true
#2 Jul 6, 2013
I miss you josh. Good high school friend. I can't believe this happened. Sorry we grew apart after East. Idk man, I miss you.
#3 Jul 16, 2013
We pay enough taxes us working Americans. this should not happen. what about all the lazy people on social security disability this could be why there is no money for health care. also they are bleeding the social security system. Most of them are drug addicts or just plain lazy. Lots of them in Rockford Illinois. We let a lot of people from other countries and house and feed them. Americans are paying for all of the criminal cases. We pay for food stamps, public housing. We pay for cable tv in the prisons. This poor man just slipped through the cracks. poor thing.
#4 Jul 16, 2013
I meant that the people that really need help, fall through the cracks. It is really sad. Every time some scams the system they should feel quilt for the person who really needed the help.
#5 Nov 6, 2013
There is more than enough money and resources to make everyone in this nation healthy. The problem lies with the infection of greed of the medical insurance industry, the drug industry, and doctors themselves who just can't survive without 3 multi million dollar homes. Lets not forget the medical suppliers and hospitals, who received TRILLIONS of dollars on the taxpayers back so they could develop expensive equipment and then turn right around and charge prices unattainable to the common man that helped fund them in the first place.
Subsidize the costs, privatize the profits.
The fact is that the number of people who qualify for and deserve medical care, but are not claiming them outnumber those cheating the system 10 to 1. Take out the cheaters, then distribute the unclaimed benefits. That money from the former deadbeats only covers 11% of whats needed to cover the people who weren't cared for. We are pointing fingers at each other, fighting over crumbs, CRUMBS! While medical industry drives bentleys, owns several properties, golfs every wednesday, and never worries about the bills or misses a social event.
And people continue to die.
How has the quality of life of the average medical professional evolved since 1950?
How has the quality of life and the health of the average American evolved since 1950?
If our collective goal was to betray our American values and put a precious few on a pedestal and make them fantastically rich, like Kings, then American medicine has been an overwhelming success.
If our goal was to raise a healthy, happy population, then American medicine has been an utter humiliating failure.
Its all gone undeniably wrong.
#6 Nov 30, 2013
He possibly went to Swedish American Hospital in Rockford Illinois. There is a male nurse there real ugly who misdiagnosed my daughter with Asthma. he said she was faking. what a jerk. now she has a diagnosis of Asthma. the asthma is out of control. this wicked nurse a male was grinning with an evil grin at me. he is so evil. He would let someone die because he is too stupid to diagnosis a medical condition. He thought my kid was faking. no she was not creep. She now has acute asthma. now I will sue if I can get a lawyer to get your crazy ass.
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