Socialized medicine – I’m not a fan!   There’s a legitimate reason!

I had an HMO – very similar to what President Obama wants to do “for”  America – I consider it “doing to us” rather than “for us“!

In the 1970’s I had a traumatic accident.   I was taken by ambulance to (my HMO’s) (name deleted) hospital – they’d dictated that the distance was not too far although it could have complicated the problems, instead of being appropriate care at a closer facility.

Evidently, in E.R. someone decided I wasn’t going to live through it, so they did inappropriate surgery procedures on me.   The ambulance drivers, with a sick smirk on their faces, told me that the Fontana hospital was their “teaching” facility.

Later, it became apparent malpractice had been done.   They’d made several “mistakes”.   When I saw a lawyer, it was only after they’d sent me home from the E.R. again; I should have been hospitalized on the spot, but they wanted to conference with the doctor who was on vacation and sent me back to survive at home although I again had a broken leg (with a broken rod inside the bone) and osteoporosis in the other leg (both had been broken).   To eat or go to the washroom, I had to lower myself to the floor and pull myself along, sliding on my rear, legs dragging behind . . . .

When they called, their solution was to ask me to come in to have both legs amputated!

About now, I suspect you’re beginning to see how inappropriate their “care” was, how desperate I was and why I’d then called a lawyer friend.   They took my case and got my legs fixed.   Although 35 years later, I still carry a lot of pain, I still have my legs.   It wasn’t rocket science to save my legs – it just took a competent orthopedic surgeon and someone who would pay for the procedures – the doctors and/or lawyer took it on contingency; they expected a good settlement.

I was told to look weak, not to build myself back up and they’d take my case . . . . and when all was said and done, I’d walk away with a lot of money!   It didn’t work like that, but I wanted my legs fixed so I agreed although it seemed deceptive . . . .   I just couldn’t see pushing myself around on a wheeled platform the rest of my life.   I had children to support and a major clinical depression had also set in by then.

The new doctor put me under the knife 5 times to get me back to where I could walk and eventually work again; he was good at what he does – and though there are a lot of side-stories that go along with all this, I’ll not post them here.

All in all, this was a nightmare I went through, all because of the HMO I had chosen to be my health care . . . . a critical mistake, to say the least!

Now, I watch our president promoting the same low-ball type of health care and I cannot sit back and keep silent!   We owe our loved ones more!

I’ve found through my life that I’m several steps ahead of the game when I learn from another’s mistakes rather than go through problems myself!

That’s why I put this here – hoping the American people can see they’re better off getting to a place where they make better choices than I did.   Although I was working and supporting myself and family, there’s something to be said for looking at things with a more critical eye.   The HMO (name deleted) failed me!   Though my lawyer also failed me, he did get me a good doctor and I’ve done well and lived a full life and appreciate having the ability to go where I want, and do what I want.   God has blessed me in many ways and because of that, I owe you, my brothers and sisters, a warning . . . . things are not always what they seem; working and supporting oneself is worth while – finding a job or profession that provides a good health insurance is so much better than being on an entitlement program of some sort!   And avoid (name deleted)  and other uncaring, low-ball, “health care” systems!

About josiahe

Watching closely, working to understand all I may, in this "Age of Information", even from my limited view, I can see much of what's going on ..... and I oft see it's going to impact all of us which is why I share it. My focus is to expose evil, and to serve my Lord and savior Jesus in whatever way He shows me. If one waits long enough, better writers will come along and comment; it's just that I have so little patience with the evil that lurks among us and I've wasted so much time and now, there is so little left! WELCOME!
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