Brain Patient Can’t Find Doctors Thanks to ObamaCare: “It’s scary because this is America. I didn’t expect to go through this”

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 at 7:13 am
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Another ACA  success story. Maybe when Obama can pull himself away from taking selfies he can take another victory lap.

After four brain operations, Margaret Figueroa thought she was prepared for anything — until she ran into ObamaCare.

“I’m frustrated with the system. I feel like I paid but I’m not getting what I paid for,” said Figueroa, 49, who broke down in tears while explaining her bureaucratic nightmare.

“It’s scary because this is America. I didn’t expect to go through this.”

Figueroa — who has a neurological disorder — said she enrolled in a new EmblemHealth insurance program in February as required under the Affordable Care Act. And that’s when her problems began.

After paying her premium, she received a temporary ID card. But when she went to order medication, the pharmacists said her name wasn’t in the system. And she said her doctors were not included in her new medical plan.

“They just don’t have enough doctors. Two of them are full to capacity, and the others aren’t even in my radius. There at some who don’t even speak English,” the Arden Heights resident said during a press conference with Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm.

Hope she’s ready for an IRS  audit and some snark from Obama’s Twitter zombies.

“I’ve been sick. I’ve had chills, a lot of vomiting. The pain is unbearable. I’ve had insomnia. I lost 23 pounds,” she said. “Who’s going to write the scripts if I don’t have a primary-care doctor. They’ve been giving us the runaround.”

Out of desperation, she called Grimm’s office for help on March 24. She now is at least getting some of her medications.

11 Responses to “Brain Patient Can’t Find Doctors Thanks to ObamaCare: “It’s scary because this is America. I didn’t expect to go through this””

  1. Dr Peabody on 17/17/14 at 10:17 am

    That was a nice health care system you had there – too bad something happen to it.

  2. mbg on 17/17/14 at 10:50 am

    Has anybody received or heard of someone receiving a hard-copy of their ACA policy from the insurance company?

  3. Despsier25 on 17/17/14 at 11:45 am

    Isnt that special. You know must call and kiss some Politicians ass to get what you pay for…

    Wake the eff up America its time…

  4. Despsier25 on 17/17/14 at 11:45 am

    Isnt that special. You know must call and kiss some Politicians arss to get what you pay for…

    Wake the eff up America its time…

  5. Despsier25 on 17/17/14 at 11:45 am

    Isnt that special. You know must call and kiss some Politicians arss to get what you paid for… Wonderful….

    Wake the eff up America its time…

  6. Advo on 17/17/14 at 12:21 pm

    This was just the relatively small individual mandate impact. When the employer mandate kicks in (was scheduled by law for October 2014, but Obama decided to move it past the elections this fall), it will be about 10 to 15 times the impact.

  7. Rosco P. Coltrane on 17/17/14 at 12:37 pm

    What the good comrade doctors don’t want to go to school for a decade just to work as a gov employee for the good of the collective? Someone tell dear leader messiah so he can wave his magic scepter and fix this problem.

  8. Sam on 17/17/14 at 12:49 pm

    From her quote it sounds like she is withdrawing from her opiates. Instead of relying on Uncle sugar for her 30 dollar copay to get the basic meds she could pay for a Dr. visit to a primary care herself and then fill the meds she needs for relief. I pay cash for Drs and the price is 100 bucks for a visit and 100 bucks for Brand meds. So she does not need to wait. I get the fact that she paid for Ocare but she is not helpless. She is just acting that way. Everyone is always surprised at federal efficiencies. Have they ever be any good. If you ever rely on the FEDS for anything your an idiot at best and retarded at worst.