Insurance companies, employers, don't...

Insurance companies, employers, don't have to pick up the tab for medical marijuana, court says

There are 19 comments on the Ann Arbor News story from Feb 9, 2011, titled Insurance companies, employers, don't have to pick up the tab for medical marijuana, court says. In it, Ann Arbor News reports that:

After a workplace injury, Thomas Todor found that medical marijuana allowed him to reduce the amount of MS Contin, a morphine sulfate, he needed for chronic pain.

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Ho Lee Schitt

Doylestown, PA

#1 Feb 10, 2011
Hopefully the laws will be changed and insurance companies will be forced to live up to their obligations which is to treat a patient with the drugs they need for a normal quality of life. A for profit health care system is immoral in the first place!

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#2 Feb 11, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
Hopefully the laws will be changed and insurance companies will be forced to live up to their obligations which is to treat a patient with the drugs they need for a normal quality of life. A for profit health care system is immoral in the first place!
You, apparently, are not aware that the insurance companies do NOT have to pay for illegal drugs and Medical Marijuana is still illegal under Federal law.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#3 Feb 11, 2011
Insurance companies are responsible for profit for their shareholders.......

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“Good luck with that !!!!”

Since: Dec 10

Jersey City, NJ

#4 Feb 11, 2011
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
Insurance companies are responsible for profit for their shareholders.......
Funny that you mention "profit" as that is the ONLY reason why we still have cannabis/hemp prohibition today.
St Stephen

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Feb 11, 2011
This issue isn't even debatable anymore. Time for Big Government to get off our backs.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41529757/ns/healt...
say what

Farmington, MI

#6 Feb 11, 2011
St Stephen wrote:
This issue isn't even debatable anymore. Time for Big Government to get off our backs.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41529757/ns/healt...
Insurance companies don't have to pay for medicinal alcohol, either.
say what

Farmington, MI

#7 Feb 11, 2011
The Real Sandy wrote:
<quoted text>You, apparently, are not aware that the insurance companies do NOT have to pay for illegal drugs and Medical Marijuana is still illegal under Federal law.
They don't have to pay for every drug prescribed, period. They can also force you/your doctor to document that other drugs have been tried first and were either ineffective or not tolerated before covering certain drugs. A prescription is not a guarantee of coverage.
St Stephen

Milwaukee, WI

#8 Feb 11, 2011
say what wrote:
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Insurance companies don't have to pay for medicinal alcohol, either.
That wasn't my point. It's time we quit tippy-toeing around the subject by offering only as a medicine. Make it legal to adults and lets move on. Quit spending the money and filling up jails with potheads. If the laws are in place to protect society from itself then the only other option is to make the deadliest drug on the planet (alcohol) illegal as well.

“Good luck with that !!!!”

Since: Dec 10

Jersey City, NJ

#9 Feb 11, 2011
St Stephen wrote:
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That wasn't my point. It's time we quit tippy-toeing around the subject by offering only as a medicine. Make it legal to adults and lets move on. Quit spending the money and filling up jails with potheads. If the laws are in place to protect society from itself then the only other option is to make the deadliest drug on the planet (alcohol) illegal as well.
Can't do that. Too many pols are making too much money in contributions from their lobbyist buddies in the industry.
These are the same folks that help keep the stigma of cannabis alive even though there has been more than enough info out there to discredit said stigma.
It's all about the cash.
Stan I Am

United States

#12 Feb 17, 2011
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
Insurance companies are responsible for profit for their shareholders.......
You got that right! No matter how many people suffer needlessly or die the bottom line is always going to be money. You could also call it greed. The Bible warned us of greed. As has been said before, for profit healthcare is extremely immoral and sickening. Those that partake in profits over care will burn in Hell for all eternity!
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#14 Feb 17, 2011
Stan I Am wrote:
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You got that right! No matter how many people suffer needlessly or die the bottom line is always going to be money. You could also call it greed. The Bible warned us of greed. As has been said before, for profit healthcare is extremely immoral and sickening. Those that partake in profits over care will burn in Hell for all eternity!
Companies exist only for one thing...... Profit.... You want charity then start building a fund to support those who need it. Hospitals can not operate without paying for buildings, equipment, Staff, and doctors. I don't think you would like the British system.....
Eyes Wide Open

Mchenry, IL

#15 Feb 18, 2011
Portugal decriminalized all illegal drugs to try and set a world standard. Since then they have had less crime, less overdoses, and less younger generation kids from using these drugs. They believe the "forbidden fruit" theory is working, kids just are not intrigued.

When Alex Datig of "Nip It In The Bud" (an anti-marijuana activist group) was asked why is Portugal seeing great results after decriminalizing marijuana, her ignorant response was " the U.S. is a super power, Portugal is not. We are more sophisticated as a society so we would not stand for that."

WTF!!!

She made a complete fool of herself by not only saying that Portugal is inferior to us, but she also had to add how much more sophisticated we are. If that was the case , would it not make sense that we SHOULD be able to do the same, if not better! It just shows that the Anti marijuana fools will fight it even if it makes absolutely no sense!

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#17 Feb 18, 2011
say what wrote:
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Insurance companies don't have to pay for medicinal alcohol, either.
Good Day,

That's good... ;-)

Steelie
RFist334

Freeport, MI

#18 Feb 18, 2011
MIKE677 wrote:
The most uncaring and uncompassionate people in america are the so called "christians" who deny that healthcare is a human right, prehaps we start with their families first? Far too many people die each year from the lack of medical care in america this has became the land of the haves vs the have nots. The rich down obama with their news media which they control and the the poor themselves actually believe their propaganda that we don't need reform in american healthcare.
It's time to tax the rich and bring equality in income in america.
OK, if you are on an island by yourself, what rights do you have given from God?

It certainly don't count if you need a doctor that goes to school for 4 or 8 years to come out to your island and fix you for free.

Although you have the right to be carefully, or fix your own self, but you have no rights over other people.(the same as if they where on the island by them self.
Sassy

Flushing, MI

#19 Feb 18, 2011
Just as amazing is people like you think that abortion is against the law of the land, but when these children are born into the world under your world, you say screw them.
RFist334 wrote:
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OK, if you are on an island by yourself, what rights do you have given from God?
It certainly don't count if you need a doctor that goes to school for 4 or 8 years to come out to your island and fix you for free.
Although you have the right to be carefully, or fix your own self, but you have no rights over other people.(the same as if they where on the island by them self.
RFist334

United States

#20 Feb 18, 2011
Sassy wrote:
Just as amazing is people like you think that abortion is against the law of the land, but when these children are born into the world under your world, you say screw them.
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But then, if we preach to not have sex in the first place, yeehaw oh ya, you are all against that, just kill the baby.

Abortion is not a human thing to do, or natural.

If they don't want the baby, first have it then toss it off a bridge or something, same difference accept they have to make a decision, then a decision to have sex or get pregnant has meaning.

The way it is now is far too clinical, sure I don't want to be awake and watch them operate on me, so we are humane, but that is to SAVE a life.

These girls walk out, maybe feel bad about it for a day or two, and back to the bar.
stayfuckedup

Moscow, Russia

#21 Feb 18, 2011
Abortion may not be a human or natural thing to do but neither is advanced brain surgery but it is still legal and accepted.
RFiist335

United States

#22 Feb 18, 2011
stayfuckedup wrote:
Abortion may not be a human or natural thing to do but neither is advanced brain surgery but it is still legal and accepted.
But having a baby is not a medical "problem".

say bye bye to the cavemen and us if it was.

get real
say what

Grand Rapids, MI

#23 Feb 19, 2011
stayfuckedup wrote:
Abortion may not be a human or natural thing to do but neither is advanced brain surgery but it is still legal and accepted.
Abortion is intended to end a life. Brain surgery is intended to save one. Get the difference?

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