With all of media hype regarding healthcare reform, the perils of socialized medicine and the pending legislation in the House being such a hot topic, I decided to break out some of my old blogs describing my trip through the healthcare and welfare system. After finding myself with health issues, I wrote an eight part series that described the process I was forced to navigate and endure. I have been there and done that. I’m hopeful that somebody might find some of the information and experiences helpful in their quest for answers or search for assistance.
Saturday, February 7, 2009:
After several months of waiting, I finally received a letter from my Workers’ Compensation attorney. The judge denied my claim. He thought the mysterious rare disease that almost nobody gets was the probable cause of my hearing loss. I am not at all surprised. The lawyers, judges and insurance companies are a corrupt lot that have managed to rig the entire system to work to the benefit of their interest, not ours. In any case, my attorney worked for free and I ended up getting all of my medical bills covered including my deductibles. I’m glad I wasted many thousands of Sentry Insurance, Cardinal Glass Industries and taxpayer dollars.
My Social Security Disability payments along with $44/month in food stamps permits me to live more or less as I did when I was gainfully employed. Additionally, I make a weekly trip to a food bank in Maricopa. I still have a respectable “doomsday food stash” that will last me several months in the event of some sort of national emergency.
I have had both positive and negative encounters at the F.O.R. Food Bank in Maricopa. There are days that I think I’m at a food riot in Somalia. Occasionally, articles of clothing are given away and the primarily Hispanic group savagely stampedes the people that are simply trying to help. These “people” have no honor or respect. This is the sort of behavior that promotes racism. It wouldn’t surprise me if these supposedly needy people are selling this stuff at their yard sales. On a positive note, I have met a few people that are genuine and respectable.
One of the few negative things about being on disability is that there is a two year waiting period before being eligible for Medicare coverage. Even though I exist near the poverty level, I make too much money at this time to be covered under AHCCCS and won’t be eligible for Medicare until November of 2009. I suspect the government does this because they want us to drop dead before having to provide costly medical care.
What kind of government program would deny disabled people, most of whom have medical problems health care? Many of us worked for decades before being forced into this position. If I had not been a hard worker, I may not be in this position at all. What pisses me off is that while this takes place, that usurper sitting in the White House signs bills allowing illegal alien children whose parents make $60,000/year free medical care and puts aside millions of dollars for Africans over in Africa to get abortions. What about American citizens? Why should we give two shits about a continent full of people that hate us?
The system is too broken to fix. I don’t care how many billions or trillions of dollars they throw at the problem, it will still collapse under its’ own weight. I’m looking forward to that day. It will happen.
I am very happy that I’m no longer a taxpayer. It’s disturbing to see that the system foolishly throws money away on unworthy wasteful programs that leave our own people struggling for existence.
The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Do we really want foxes to continue guarding our hen houses? Our Founding Fathers served at personal and financial cost and sometimes, at their own peril. They could not envision a Congress that thrives on power and greed, with members who refuse to live under the laws they created.
I'd be happy to "escort" every one of these pick pocketing bastards right out of Washington D. C. Bring back the hot tar and sack full of chicken feathers for the ones that truly deserve the treatment.
Prior to my workers’ compensation decision, Sentry Insurance sent me to what is called an independent medical examination. This exam is anything but independent. The insurance company hires at great expense what I call a “medical prostitute”. They are paid thousands of dollars to fabricate a way out of paying the claim. Ignoring my symptoms, this doctor came up with a rather unlikely diagnosis. Being corrupt and dishonest, the judge bought into the story. Get this. A person with a law degree is making a medically related decision on your behalf. That sounds a lot like what’s going on in Washington D.C. right now. Doesn’t it?
I spent my stimulus check and them some at the dentist. I also found a doctor that wrote me a prescription so I may continue controlling my blood pressure. He charged me $25.00. Fortunately, the medication is only $4.00/month at Fry’s and I get 50 fuel saver discount points too.
The DES raised my food stamp benefit to $72.00/month and my cupboards are overflowing. I am now assembling food boxes of my own and distributing them to a few worthy recipients. I also have a three foot high stack of milk crates full of canned goods in the corner of my kitchen. If anyone bitches and moans that they don’t receive enough in food stamps, they should have their knee caps busted with a hammer.
In fact, I believe people could still eat quite well on just 50% of their monthly food stamp benefit. Watch the video from the link below. Hopefully, it will make you angry.
Food Stamp Frenzy
“We know that these clashes with Asia and Jewry are necessary for evolution.” --Heinrich Himmler