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Family struggles to pay for toddlerA's cancer treatment

There are 41 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Sep 2, 2010, titled Family struggles to pay for toddlerA's cancer treatment. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

Two weeks ago, Crissy Thomas was giving her son Connor, a bath when she noticed something odd.

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DL Probing

Windsor, CO

#23 Sep 5, 2010
Both of you whiners have been intellectually slapped around so much here that you're no longer posting your own opinions out of shame...but rather following me around liked whipped puppies whining for their momma.

Please don't pretend otherwise.
DL Probing

Windsor, CO

#24 Sep 5, 2010
"socialist"

LOL.
madmadmad

Aurora, CO

#25 Sep 5, 2010
DL Probing wrote:
"socialist"
LOL.
mokusatsu
madmadmad

Aurora, CO

#27 Sep 5, 2010
DL Probing wrote:
pouting.
Just so we're clear...you're not longer posting your own ignorant opinions here because of the shame you feel every time I smack you around.
Thus you've been demoted to cyberstalker...like my little puppet dept of hard heads.
who's following who?

mokusatsu
DL Probing

Windsor, CO

#29 Sep 5, 2010
Considering that...I'll repost my original thought that got you far frighties in a twist.

we could just about scapegoat undocumented workers for all of our nation's failures, right, PI?
Our healthcare system has much bigger problems, but it's easy, no? How about education? Let's lump energy in there as well. How about the Great Recession?
madmadmad

Aurora, CO

#30 Sep 5, 2010
DL Probing wrote:
Considering that...I'll repost my original thought that got you far frighties in a twist.
we could just about scapegoat undocumented workers for all of our nation's failures, right, PI?
Our healthcare system has much bigger problems, but it's easy, no? How about education? Let's lump energy in there as well. How about the Great Recession?
mokusatsu
DL Probing

Windsor, CO

#31 Sep 5, 2010
Pouting.
madmadmad

Aurora, CO

#32 Sep 5, 2010
DL Probing wrote:
Pouting.
We know you are.

mokusatsu
department of hard labor

Denver, CO

#34 Sep 5, 2010
madmadmad wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
She drives me nuts so I guess it's only fair we drive her nuts. Actually I think it's more of a putt.
i also hit the "judge it" everytime i see one of that turdsuckers posts. i hit the clueless, nuts and disagree each time and i also hit the abuse section.

we need to drive that blithering idiot off this site.
DL Probing

Windsor, CO

#35 Sep 5, 2010
pouting in stereo.

are you going to go back down to the station with your "lawyers" in tow, pouting troll?
Pancho Villa

Denver, CO

#36 Sep 5, 2010
See: Probably your spelling in perfect for all of you, but your comments just don't make any sense.

We, The United Sated, As individuals, and as a nation, we are fecing probably the biggest challenges of our life time. If we don't camo along and fix this problems now, there will be not a bright tomorrow for our next generations.

The Health Business is stalled in a huge hole since the rich republican people discovered that there were trillions of dollars to be made with the peoples health issues. If being healthy wasn't a priviledge, and if it was our right, Then the story wouldn't be this one that we are suffering now.

If the doctors were to cure for the cure of the patient and not for the economic profit of it, then the whole health story would be completly different.
But remeber that money is the root for all evil, and if money is involved in our health, then the evil side is behind it.

The cures are there for every desease we encounter, but the Few selected aristocrats don't want to cure any deaseases because a human world with no deaseases is a Non Profitable world for the business model of the health care industry as it is right now.

So, I probably don't write the best english, but this is not only an opinion, this is a protest to the root of the problem!
madmadmad

Aurora, CO

#37 Sep 5, 2010
DL Probing wrote:
pouting in stereo.
are you going to go back down to the station with your "lawyers" in tow, pouting troll?
mokusatsu
DL Probing

Windsor, CO

#38 Sep 5, 2010
pouting with "lawyers".
What the heck

Denver, CO

#40 Sep 9, 2010
I feel for the family's financial problems and the stress they must be enduring. I don;t have any money to spare. I am unemployed and scared about my future too!

Be aware, this in not when we hear all the "good" arguments against a nationalized health care system like all of the free world enjoys, except for us. Those people always shut up and hide during stories like this.
cjrian

United States

#41 Sep 9, 2010
What the heck wrote:
I feel for the family's financial problems and the stress they must be enduring. I don;t have any money to spare. I am unemployed and scared about my future too!
Be aware, this in not when we hear all the "good" arguments against a nationalized health care system like all of the free world enjoys, except for us. Those people always shut up and hide during stories like this.
Au Contraire!
This is a Prime example of why we should be against Nationalized Healthcare.

The family still has options. If they had the resources, they could pay for treatment themselves. They've set up a fund for contributions to help pay for care. There are hospitals, like St. Judes in TN, which may treat this child at reduced cost or free. Individual Dr.'s and Hospitals will often treat children pro bono.

Under Nationalized Health, all these options are removed. Government limits on healthcare often delay diagnosis and treatment until the disease becomes terminal. Impersonal Government panels dictate treatment options - what will or will not be allowed. If non-standard treatments are more appropriate, these panels usually deny treatment. And should the diagnosis be that the patient is terminal, all treatment, including palliative care is withdrawn (except for a "Final Solution").

No, this is exactly why Obama/Pelosicare MUST be repealed.
DL Probing

Denver, CO

#42 Sep 9, 2010
And yet, as you've been told repeatedly, cjlyin, these nightmare scenarios simply aren't playing out in greater degree among our global peers than they do here.

So we're back to the same place....you're still posting ignorant right wing crap that you know is bs...so you're either a partisan hack...or you're mentally retarded.

Which is it?
cjrian

United States

#43 Sep 9, 2010
DL Probing wrote:
And yet, as you've been told repeatedly, cjlyin, these nightmare scenarios simply aren't playing out in greater degree among our global peers than they do here.
So we're back to the same place....you're still posting ignorant right wing crap that you know is bs...so you're either a partisan hack...or you're mentally retarded.
Which is it?
Ahhhh, but they ARE playing outexactly this way.

* Canada delays evaluation and treatment (the average wait time to see an Oncologist is 4 months, with an additional 4 - 6 months wait prior to treatment). Often Canadians come to the US for timely treatment.

* The UK has suspended weekend treatment of patients and has disallowed select, but effective, cancer drugs as "too expensive". UK citizens will go to Switzerland or Spain for effective treatment.

* The Netherlands routinely administers "suicide" drugs to the premies, non-ailing elderly and the terminal (even if the prognosis is in the distant future), even though the patients have NOT requested an end to life.

* Cuban hospitals are worse than our dogpounds.

* Few Countries with Socialized medicine allow patients to "pay their own way", whether with their own funds or donations.

* Many Medical systems under Socialized med require patients to bring their own bedding and cleaning supplies.

Yeah - it IS that way!
madmadmad

Aurora, CO

#44 Sep 9, 2010
cjrian wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhhh, but they ARE playing outexactly this way.
* Canada delays evaluation and treatment (the average wait time to see an Oncologist is 4 months, with an additional 4 - 6 months wait prior to treatment). Often Canadians come to the US for timely treatment.
* The UK has suspended weekend treatment of patients and has disallowed select, but effective, cancer drugs as "too expensive". UK citizens will go to Switzerland or Spain for effective treatment.
* The Netherlands routinely administers "suicide" drugs to the premies, non-ailing elderly and the terminal (even if the prognosis is in the distant future), even though the patients have NOT requested an end to life.
* Cuban hospitals are worse than our dogpounds.
* Few Countries with Socialized medicine allow patients to "pay their own way", whether with their own funds or donations.
* Many Medical systems under Socialized med require patients to bring their own bedding and cleaning supplies.
Yeah - it IS that way!
Bottom line, if we had nationalized health care the kid would be dead.
DL Probing

Denver, CO

#45 Sep 9, 2010
So what you're saying is that despite your chicken little rhetoric, our global peers enjoy quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost.

Again, kids, if you are just going to flail in the deep end...why don't you stay in the shallow pool with kiddies?
cjrian

United States

#46 Sep 10, 2010
DL Probing wrote:
So what you're saying is that despite your chicken little rhetoric, our global peers enjoy quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost...
Now how could you POSSIBLY read that into what was written?

That is the exact opposite of what I said.

Citizens of other Countries get FAR less care, and at far greater cost - up to and including paying with their lives.

DA, if you're incapable of comprehension,
perhaps you should take remedial reading courses.

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