Another ObamaCare Success Story: Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care Washington

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm

If you like your severe medical condition, you can keep it. He’s doing it for the children. Seriously, if this were a GOP policy failure a story like this would be leading newscasts across the country for days. But Obama and the Democrats responsible for this calamity still see to get a pass.

Children requiring specialty care are being denied necessary treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital due to strict regulations imposed by Obamacare.

Administrators at Seattle Children’s Hospital said they foresaw this happening and say it’s even worse than their already bleak prediction.

The hospital filed requests on behalf of 125 patients. They only received 20 responses, 8 of which were denials.

Dr. Sandy Melzer from Seattle Children’s explained to KING-WA the unfortunate situation at the hospital: “Well, some of the patients who were denied are ones who would clearly fall into that unique category [of needing specialty care]: a two year old with a new, significant neck mass that was being evaluated for infection or malignancy, an older child with a chronic, severe medical condition requiring multidisciplinary care here, a baby that had a skull abnormality.”

Thanks, Obama!


3 Responses to “Another ObamaCare Success Story: Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care Washington”

  1. Seipherd on 31/31/14 at 10:18 pm

    Children’s hospital’s problem with O-Care expose only the tippy top of the O-Care iceberg.

    The real problem that is being masked is how O-Care’s Medicaid expansion expects providers to accept payments for care that are far less than the prevailing wages of health care workers, far less than the cost of providing such care. Meanwhile, everyone else in the system gets full wages and benefits — the O-Care marketing, O-Caid claims processing by Carriers, O-Care burrOcrats and more.

    For example, WA’s adult dental Medicaid pays a big ONE DOLLAR THIRTY EIGHT CENTS for an xray ($1.38). That’s not enough to cover the cost of the receptionist to make the appointment, check the coverage, nor staff to set up the room, take the xray, document the xrays, nor doctor to look at the xray. Nor the time and cost of the equipment and supplies involved, etc, etc. It’s an insult to health care providers for Medicaid and the Gubermint to offer fees of less than 10% the going rate and expect clinics everywhere to jump up to provide care for less than it cost to provide.

    What would happen if teachers got paid less than ten percent of their regular wages for each kid on Medicaid in their classroom? There would be outrage everywhere about the insult to education and common sense decency. Dump the same insult on health care providers — and somehow it’s the health care providers fault?!

    So don’t get your panties in a wad when it comes out that fewer and fewer clinics everywhere are accepting Medicaid, with Medicare soon to follow. There will be more and more stories about request to provide essential care being stuck in burrOcrat red tape.

    The real problem is these Gubermint health care programs have been so over expanded that there isn’t enough money to provide reasonable payment to clinics providing care. Instead, they are demanding that providers (doctors, nurses, and more) work for less than the minimum wage when providing gubermint monopolized health care…

    And it’s going to be even better when all that’s left might be Medicaid and Medicare in a Single Payer Utopia… But don’t worry, the burrOcrats and polOticians will have their privileged class exempted plans that jump them to the head of the line….

    Expect pink elephants and unicorns will fill the skies any day now…

  2. Ken in NH on 4/04/14 at 12:42 pm

    I’ll admit when I am wrong and I was certainly wrong about this. I was certain that the death panels would kill the elderly first.

  3. Susan on 12/12/14 at 6:44 pm

    People don’t seem to understand that insurance coverage is not the same as medical treatment. You can’t be denied coverage for a preexisting condition. That does not mean that you are guaranteed treatment. Coverage is not the same as care.