Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ebola Victim’s Nephew Says Uncle Died for a Simple Reason: ‘He’s a Black Man’ Without Insurance ~ By Zach Noble

Had [Duncan's] been another name, you know, or another color, he would probably be living today and he would have survived it,” Weeks told CNN. “And that’s what’s really hurting me the most is because they treated him the way they did because of the color of his skin, and that’s very upsetting and disturbing, and know that you stand a chance if you’re white, but you don’t if you’re black.

Just yesterday, I wrote the following:
You may want to brace yourself. I hope I don't give anyone any ideas, but I would imagine that somebody like Al Sharpton has thought of this by now. It's amazing he is not already out demonstrating by that Dallas hospital that sent Thomas Eric Duncan home from the ER on his first visit. And now, it comes out that there are big financial costs when taking care of people sick from Ebola. Just add it up, there's going to be concerns, and they may be legitimate in this case.
Not only do I have no need to walk that statement back, I can stand by it, and say, "See, I told you so." I believe that I was absolutely correct on two points that I made. I knew the race card would be played soon, and I believed that it was going to be a big problem because Patient #1 was sent home when he should have been kept at the hospital and immediately get treatment that could have saved him. It may have all been a tragic blunder by hospital personnel, but it doesn't look good at all. It's all about the appearance that Mr. Duncan was treated with the lack of concern that was deserved in his case.

If you are trying to follow what I'm saying, good luck with that. Whether it was racism or incompetence, this is going to come back to bite the hospital in big ways, especially if Mr. Duncan's condition after the hospital release ends up infecting others. The problem is, I don't know if it would be better or worse if it was because of racism and him being poor without insurance, or because of incompetence. It's absolutely disturbing, either way. Just sayin'...

Ebola Victim’s Nephew Says Uncle Died for a Simple Reason: ‘He’s a Black Man’ Without Insurance
By Zach Noble

October 11, 2014 11:45am

From theblaze.com

Thomas Eric Duncan
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola inside the U.S., died on Wednesday, and as questions surrounded his treatment (or lack thereof), a family member implied that racism and callous disregard for the poor were responsible for Duncan’s death.

On CNN’s “OutFront” Saturday morning, Duncan’s nephew Josephus Weeks speculated that race played a role in the Texas hospital’s decision to release his uncle while the man had a raging fever.

He’s the only person that has died from Ebola here in America,” Weeks said. “He’s a black man. He’s poor, didn’t have insurance.”

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6 comments:

  1. What do you mean he did not have insurance what happened to ObamaCare? President Obama is taking a new message to the African American and Hispanic populations: ObamaCare means these
    communities “will finally know the security of affordable care.” If only it were true. But like so many of the president’s promises, his dream is better than his scheme.
    The fact is:

    Most uninsured blacks and Hispanics will be dumped into Medicaid, the worst health insurance program in the country;
    Millions of seniors, and especially minorities, could lose access to Medicare Advantage, one of the best government-offered health programs; and
    The added cost to hiring a worker will mean employers will hire fewer workers, or stop offering health coverage, which will hit younger, less-educated and lower-skilled workers particularly hard.Uninsured blacks and Hispanics tend to have lower levels education and fewer job skills, which means lower incomes. And that means that many of them will get their new coverage from Medicaid.


    However, Medicaid pays so little that most doctors won’t take new Medicaid patients because they lose money on every visit. A recent Texas Medical Association survey found that in 2010, 42 percent of Texas doctors would take new Medicaid patients. By 2012, that number had fallen to 31 percent.

    A family physician (and a state senator) recently told me he used to be able to refer children on Medicaid to a specialist without any problem. No longer. And the problem will only get worse. Not only is there a growing doctor shortage in the country, several physician surveys indicate that many doctors — though probably not 83 percent, as indicated by one poll — will quit practicing once ObamaCare really kicks in.

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  2. THE FOLLOWING COPIED
    5 Lies the Democrats Told To Sell Obamacare "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period." Soon, many Americans will be happy if they can find A DOCTOR, much less THEIR DOCTOR.

    Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.

    The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.

    Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65.

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  3. COPIED ARTICLE BUT TRUTH HURTS SHEEPLES OF OBUMINATION-5 Lies the Democrats Told To Sell Obamacare
    John Hawkins | Jun 04, 2013
    What good is health care, even the bad health care we'll get through Obamacare, if you can't find a doctor to see you when you're sick?

    4) Obamacare will create jobs. That would be true if you added "...at the IRS" to the end of it, but companies have already begun to move millions of workers from full to part time to avoid punitive new costs under Obamacare.

    Retailers are cutting worker hours at a rate not seen in more than three decades — a sudden shift that can only be explained by the onset of ObamaCare’s employer mandates.

    Nonsupervisory employees logged an average 30.0 hours per week in April, the shortest retail workweek since early 2010, Labor Department data out Friday show.

    …This reversal doesn’t appear related to the economy, which has been consistently mediocre. Instead, all evidence points to the coming launch of ObamaCare, which the retail industry has warned would cause just such a result.

    ...One way for employers to minimize the costs of providing “affordable” coverage to modest-wage workers is to shift more work to part-time, defined as less than 30 hours per week under ObamaCare.

    So not only are they going to get crummy health care, they're getting their hours cut back, too. Thanks, Obama!

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  4. COPIED ARTICLE BUT TRUTH HURTS SHEEPLES OF OBUMINATION-5 Lies the Democrats Told To Sell Obamacare
    John Hawkins | Jun 04, 2013
    I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE NEPHEW IF HE IS AND WAS A OBUMA VOTER IF SO HE IS AS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HAPPENING ALONG WITH ALL THE LEFT WING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS(YOU WERE WARNED THIS WOULD HAPPEN) I honestly don't think we have seen anything yet, the worse is yet to come

    Obama Care hasn't fully taken effect yet, but when it does, it's only going to get worse. Everything from death panels to unimaginably long waits for surgeries to bureaucrats denying effective, relatively common, currently in use treatments because they are "too expensive" are all coming down the pike. Obamacare is too much of a disaster to truly fix; so the best thing we can do right now is let this nightmare become reality, let people see how bad it is and then insist on a repeal or bust. Either the Democrats live with the disaster they've inflicted on the American people at the ballot box long term or they do the right thing and allow us to repeal this monstrosity before it does even more damage to our country.

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  5. Copied this post for it is so true, it is now 10/12/14 and we all know the d e a t h panels have begun.
    heeltar Wrote:Jun 04, 2013 10:19 PM
    Cheer up folks, there is ONE good thing to come out of obumma care. The low info voter will find themselves getting screwed. No health insurance and no way to afford it. Hospitals vacant, no doctors, no care. Take a pill, go home and d i e . The next big lie will be single payer. Hopefully some will have wised-up, screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice shame on me.

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  6. THIS POST WAS COPIED FOR IT IS SO TRUE- IT IS 10/12/14 AND THE DEATH PANELS HAVE BEGUN- REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELVES I ACTUALLY KNOW OF PEOPLE NOT BEING TREATED OR SENT HOME WITHOUT REGARD TO THEIR CONDITIONS. MOST READING THIS KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE. Beau Toxx Wrote:Jun 04, 2013 7:46 PM
    Lie #6 "There will be no "Death Panels." That's the biggest one. 36,000,000 new enrollees onto medicare with no increase in the existing medical infrastructure and/or medical professionals --- do the math!!! The only alternative is to ration healthcare. With the IRS now thoroughly corrupted and the CEO of Google on the Obama political team with the newly created Civis Analysist consulting firm, they know who voted, how you are registered, the political party you donated to, etc. With the Homeland Security buying all the ammo and training on civilian suppression tactics the police state is in place. Don't be surprised if healthcare is rationed by political and/or religious affiliation. The Dr. Gosnell case and lack of outrage by the Progressive/Marxists on the left was quite telling. Omaba has the will and capability to do it. Healthcare my eye, it was a means to gram America by the throat and control this nation in a most clever way -- liquidate their enemies by withholding medical treatment. "We will punish our enemies and reward our friends." --- Barack H. Obama, President of the United States.

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