How many times have you been denied health care?

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    How many times have you personally been denied health care, or has someone in your immediate family been denied health care?
    Certainly, if there is a "Health Care Crisis", there must be millions of people that have been denied health care.
    What care was denied to you personally or to your family member?
     
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    I've never once been denied care, I once had to pay an $1800 bill at a local ER because of a panic attack though,lol.
     
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    Once, in Asheville, NC.

    I went to a medical clinic for a minor medical problem and was turned away because I had no insurance, even though I fanned out and waved a pocket full of $100.00 bills at the intake nurse.
     
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    what do you consider being denied health care? (aside from cases like Cigna denying someone a liver transplant so she dies)?

    Do you consider them trying to force women to go home from the hospital 24 hours after a mastectomy a denial of health care? (you know, given that congress had to legislate on that subject to stop the practice if i recall correctly).
     
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    Didn't a young man in Great Britain just die because the government denied a liver transplant?
     
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    I consider a Doctor refusing to treat you a denial of health care, kind of like what happened to Dude in the above post.
     
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    I forgot,I was denied an appointment once when I said I was paying cash. I only keep catastrophic insurance.
     
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    Once.

    After I gave birth to my son I developed an infection but the insurance company wouldn't pay for me to stay in the hospital to recuperate (even though chances were it was the hospital's fault I got the infection). My fever went to 106 (could be why I'm retarded now!) which resulted in me having to buy Similac to feed my son, go through weeks of antibiotics and forced my doctor to recommend a c-section for my next pregnancy.
     
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    That sounds like it was an insurance company refusing to pay, not a Dr refusing treatment.
     
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    I thought that's what you meant. The doc wanted to treat me in the hospital, in fact he felt so bad about the entire episode he never charged me for the extra treatment.
     

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