The death panels have arrived. A woman involved in a class action lawsuit against Xerox (who runs the Nevada Obamacare exchange) has died after being denied treatment for an aggressive brain tumor.
from Review Journal:
The Las Vegas woman died Monday, less than two weeks after her family went public with details about Nevada Health Link insurance exchange enrollment troubles that kept her from treatment in January for an aggressive brain tumor.
Rolain was one of about 150 Nevadans suing Nevada Health Link contractor Xerox for enrollment mix-ups that left them without the health insurance they paid for.
Rolain is the first to die of complications from an illness said to have gone untreated for lack of coverage. But observers close to her case say she may not be the last.
“We are worried that this is the first of many Nevadans who have life-threatening issues that may end up in such tragic circumstances. We urge all Nevadans to verify that their insurance is active and in place in light of the many problems that hundreds, if not thousands, of Nevadans have gone through,” Rolain’s law firm, Callister, Immerman and Associates, said in a statement.
Local insurance broker Pat Casale, who in May began to help Rolain with her enrollment issues, said he wouldn’t be surprised if there were at least another 100 Nevadans facing both coverage problems and “urgent and emergent” health care needs.
“I know a few that I have right now (are) in serious need of care — people who have actually paid premiums and have not received care,” Casale said.
As soon as the VA health scandal broke, we told you that this is the ultimate result of government run health care. Somehow I didn’t even imagine we’d start to hear about these deaths so quickly.
I read this in the Prensa, but I pasted the English/Tucson version below for yall. Long story short, ICE & Border Patrol in Texas is stopping people and sending them to Arizona because they ran out of room in detention centers (sigh), and then the AZ authorities are randomly dropping immigrant families (including children, presumably) at the bus station in Tucson.
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants detained as far away as Texas are being released under supervision in Tucson. But getting to their next destination leaves them on their own.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has said that it does not want to put children in detention centers and it dies not want to split up families. ICE releases those families with the condition that they contact ICE for their next court date once they reach their destination in this country.
But last weekend ICE dropped more people at the downtown Greyhound station than there were seats on the buses. Wednesday afternoon a government van dropped a group of people at the bus station. ICE said that last weekend as many as 400 were left there over the past few days, and that many of them had been stopped in south Texas.
"We’ve heard through the grapevine that the ICE substations and the Border Patrol substations are absolutely over full and that there’s no place for them to put these people. And we’ve talked to people who were going to Texas, that were trying to make it someplace in Texas, and so they get picked up and driven back to Arizona, and now their family members have to buy them a ticket back to Texas,” said Daniel Wilson, a volunteer at Casa Mariposa, which has given some of the stranded families a place to stay for the night.