Just the first of many to come. The really pathetic part is Obama just doesn’t give a shit.
Time ran out for Linda Rolain.
The Las Vegas woman died Monday, less than two weeks after her family went public with details of how enrollment trouble through the Nevada Health Link insurance exchange kept her from getting treatment in January for an aggressive brain tumor.
Rolain was one of about 150 Nevadans suing Nevada Health Link contractor Xerox for enrollment mixups that left them without the health insurance they paid for.
Rolain is the first to die of complications from an illness that her family said went untreated for lack of coverage. But observers close to her case say she may not be the last, because others are in similarly urgent situations.
“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,” said Rolain’s law firm, Callister, Immerman and Associates, in a statement.
“We ask that everyone please honor the family’s grief in this time and we hope that her tragic death can be a catalyst to putting an effective process in place to ensure that this tragedy is not repeated in the future and all of those who have paid for health insurance actually receive what they have paid for,” it continued.
Local insurance broker Pat Casale, who began in May to help the Rolains with their enrollment issues, said he wouldn’t be surprised if there were at least another 100 Nevadans who face both coverage problems and “urgent and emergent” health-care needs.
“I know a few that I have right now in serious need of care — people who have actually paid premiums and have not received care,” Casale said.
Won’t be long before the Obama cultists blame the victim.
“This poor lady was told in January that she needed immediate attention,” Casale said. “Her doctor said if she had begun treatment in March, he might been able to give her quality of care, and she might have lived longer. She had no chance because of the delay.
“Ms. Rolain should have had coverage in January. (The Rolains) did everything they could to facilitate the acquisition of a health plan,” Casale added. “She suffered and she died all because of the negligence of a vendor who should not even be in the industry.”