into the vast backlog

into the vast backlog

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 31, 2009, titled into the vast backlog. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Don Gunnon was the breadwinner until his back gave out. Then he found himself in the bread line.

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Barb

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 1, 2009
Maybe instead of hiring more judges they should work on doing a better job of not denying so many valid claims in the early stages of this process. The implications seem to me to be that the program was set up with pitting the government workers and the claimants against each other so that a judge has to be brought in to determine the fair solution. These folks aren't suing, they are trying to claim a benefit that they are entitled to -- like a claim on your auto insurance. Well done article!
Bob

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#2 Jun 1, 2009
Not knowing these two people I would like to say this.
Thank you for helping them. Its a very sad story but it really is nice to see two people who needed help get it .
There are good people in this world. Again THanks.
Bob
Laurie

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jun 1, 2009
Nobody is exempt from this situation. Great article! Thank you for investigating this, Watchdog!
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jun 1, 2009
This is the federal bureaucracy that some people want to run your health care.
Pim

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jun 1, 2009
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
This is the federal bureaucracy that some people want to run your health care.
FYI: The managed care orgs are already administering most gov't health care programs.
Incredible

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jun 1, 2009
I wonder how many of the backlog cases are baseless and just a waste of time?
Tybalt

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jun 1, 2009
i know this is tragic tale, but i'm still a little skeptical. that's all i'm going to say. go ahead and scream at me...
Dicky

United States

#8 Jun 1, 2009
Tybalt wrote:
i know this is tragic tale, but i'm still a little skeptical. that's all i'm going to say. go ahead and scream at me...
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! (that was fun, now what do I do?)
Incredible

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jun 1, 2009
Tybalt wrote:
i know this is tragic tale, but i'm still a little skeptical. that's all i'm going to say. go ahead and scream at me...
Yeah, I felt that skepticism too...
Just Me

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jun 1, 2009
It's too bad that the whole story is not presented in this article.
Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jun 1, 2009
Incredible wrote:
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Yeah, I felt that skepticism too...
I wish well for Don Linda and Josh and pray for their health, however my radar is up a little as well on some facets of the story. It will be interesting to read the rest of the series. Wonder if the editor checked out reliable sources
worksinhealthcar e

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jun 2, 2009
I would have been skeptical, except I have quite a bit of first hand experience with state health care systems. I am a physical therapist and mostly work with children who have lifelong neurological disorders. Both MN and WI Medicaid are horrible bureaucracies. Often I receive denials for care (for treatment of kids with conditions like cerebral palsy) in which it is clear the reviewer has not read the submitted documentation. One of my little ones has recently been denied coverage to continue receiving therapy following a major neurological surgery (which MA approved) despite a letter from his surgeon explicitly stating that more therapy is needed in order for him to avoid lifelong complications. Please remember that universal health insurance does not equal universal adequate health care. Universal health care will be a catastrophe if the folks who run Medicaid or Medicare are in any way involved.

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