A Collection of Problems with the US Health Care System

Retired. Florida. Statement 10216.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Retired

In April, 2013 I was scheduled for valve replacement surgery. About 6 weeks prior surgeon required dental evaluation which disclosed I had peri-implantitis. Surgeon found it a “medically necessary” pre-requisite to surgery which “could …

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Nursing. Florida. Statement 10215.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Nursing

Professional Employee who was Working in the Nursing Home Health Care Setting developed Repetitive Osteoporosis. Long Hours standing, no breaks after post surgery injury damaged knee joints. Years of Nursing Home work -Nursing Home …

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Unemployed. Florida. Statement 10207.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Unemployed

My husband and I gross $8500 a year…my husband gets SSI and Medicaid…I lost my job 2 years ago and have filed for disability…FL Medicaid says I don’t qualify for Medicaid and cheapest insurance …

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Homemaker. Florida. Statement 10175.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Homemaker

My son was sent to Lake Butler Medical Center. The doctor ordered Protease Inhibitor for his HepC. It has been months and he still hasn’t received the meds. Is there anything you can do …

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Self-Employed. Florida. Statement 10140.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Self Employed

I went to an Urgent Care doctor in November. I have a $35.00 co-pay through my insurance. I have just received a bill in the mail for the balance of $68.85. This is …

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Small Business Owner. Florida. Statement 10133.

Categories: Interested Observer Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Small Business Owner

Reform of health care must start with eliminating the trash – all the over utilization and unnecessary treatment that burden our health care system. Estimated at over $600 billion in a $2.2 …

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Disabled. Florida. Statement 10127.

Categories: Interested Observer Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Disabled

In May of this year I took my mother for a routine mammogram. They found a few masses in both of her breasts. Her doctor contacted me with her results a couple of months …

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Psychiatrist. Florida. Statement 10125.

Categories: Health Care Professional Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Psychiatrist

I have practiced psychiatry for more than 40 years and during that time I have cared for numerous patients covered by Medicare. I am now covered by Medicare myself. About two years ago my …

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Florida. Statement 10112.

Categories: Interested Observer Statements

State:: Florida

Health Care is the country’s largest economic sector, accounting for over $2 trillion in annual expenditures—four times larger than national defense! Why aren’t Republicans crafting bills that will address problems in the current health care system? I …

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Retired. Florida. Statement 10105.

Categories: Patient Statements

State:: Florida

Occupation:: Retired

Medicare,medicaid and insurance cost reduction.
I’m aware of doctor shortages in US.I did not have any prostate problems.Under the pressure of more that one doctor and my family too I ask my primary doctor …

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