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The woman needs a surgery, but the clinic turns her down and writes her this letter that she has to collect money by crowd funding.

After she publishes this letter on her Facebook page, the clinic forces Facebook to delete the post and to have her account suspended.

That is parasitism. Parasitsm by people you already know: DeVos!

https://twitter.com/lukeoneil47/status/1066347037195726851

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luke oneil @lukeoneil47

Hell World
07:05 - 24. Nov. 2018

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        luke oneil
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        24. Nov.

Trying to figure out if telling a patient they need to do a GoFundMe is a step up from the standard practice of just telling them they're fucked.
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luke oneil
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24. Nov.

Love to always be reminded of this thing I wrote last year https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a54132/go-viral-or-die-trying/
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    luke oneil
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    24. Nov.

Richard Devos, who this place is named after, was Betsy Devos' father in law and he bought his own heart transplant by going to the UK and paying for it, skipping ahead of hundreds of other people.
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
24. Nov.

He paid £60,000 for the new heart which sounds like a lot but he was worth $5b so it was basically $0 to him.
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
24. Nov.

Obviously not near the level here but I've seen 7 doctors this year trying to figure out what's up with my abdominals and the last time they gave me a shot they said if this doesn't work come back in a couple months and we'll do an MRI. Bitch just turn on the machine up front
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
24. Nov.

Hospitals treat the MRI like your dad with the thermostat. Turn that shit on! What is it there for if not to use?!?
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    luke oneil
    ‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
    24. Nov.

Here's what the board of Spectrum makes in a year shout out to Ashraf Mansour for that $774k an hour salary
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    luke oneil
    ‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
    19 Std.vor 19 Stunden

Here is a link to donate to Hedda's medical expenses sent to me by a friend of hers.
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
19 Std.vor 19 Stunden

The ironic thing is by putting that "set up a fundraiser" line in there the committee did something weird enough to make her story go viral and now she'll get the money. The nurse took care of her patient after all. The system works.
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luke oneil
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18 Std.vor 18 Stunden

Compassionate nurses everywhere gonna start doing capitalist hell kayfabe so their patients eat enough shit that it goes viral as the next step in American health care dystopia
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    luke oneil
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    18 Min.vor 18 Minuten

In today's Hell World newsletter some more details on the heart transplant candidate's situation and interviews with another transplant survivor and a doctor on the brutal capitalistic decision making process that goes into it.
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
16 Min.vor 16 Minuten

I asked Spectrum Health for a statement on the letter and here it is. They did not answer if they had reported the woman's post to Facebook forcing her to take it down however. https://lukeoneil.substack.com/p/i-dont-want-to-go-back-to-the-hospital
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luke oneil
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13 Min.vor 13 Minuten

"While our primary focus is the medical needs of the patient, the fact is that transplants require lifelong care and immunosuppression drugs, and therefore costs are sometimes a regrettable and unavoidable factor in the decision making process."
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    Mary Greene
    ‏ @writermaryg
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

The recipient of this letter is a friend of mine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a peaceful single mother of one son, a lover of animals, and an advocate for justice. All her savings spent on health care. This is just one of several unbelievable steps on her journey to survive.
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
24. Nov.

I saw that on her Facebook didn't want to include her name. She seems very nice. Can I dm you a question?
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Mary Greene
‏ @writermaryg
24. Nov.

Yes
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Richie Cee
‏ @PlanetRichie
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

I made headlines a while back for giving my spare kidney to this dude, a complete stranger.  Since then, while advocating for the living donor program, I've seen some seriously nauseating and repulsive stuff.  This, however, is a whole different level entirely.
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LiberalValues-Canada
‏ @LibValuesCanada
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

Unreal...I couldn't imagine any Canadian needing to advertise like this!
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    Laura Bradbury
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    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @AdinaMarguerite

In Canada my $1000 per month anti-rejection drugs are 100% covered by the government. I just get a call from the hospital pharmacy to go and pick them up. No bill. No cost. I'm happy my taxes are higher. They go to better schools and funding healthcare for all. THIS IS AWESOME.
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Debra
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I agree! My husband got a total hip repl. My daughter, the same year, had 5 blood and 3 platelet transfusions along with NUMEROUS tests. We would be homeless now if it weren't for our healthcare. Only cost out of pocket was parking at the hospital.
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Parker Benchley
‏ @ParkeBench
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

Sometimes I think the only serious medical gouge in Canada is hospital parking. 🤓
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Sarah E.H.
‏ @earthquakedgirl
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

I’ll pay your parking fees if you’d like to take over my bills.
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Debra
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21 Std.vor 21 Stunden

No, thanks. That was not a complaint. I am grateful that is all I have to pay. When you pay taxes from the time you start a job, you do not miss that money.  I am sure as hell happy when I need medical care and I do not have to choose between mortgage pmts. or my health.
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Sarah E.H.
‏ @earthquakedgirl
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I've paid taxes from the time I started a job.  Still have to choose between food and meds sometimes, and my taxes go to buy bombs and presidential golf weekends.  No end in sight for specialist visits, other appointments, therapies, DME, etc.
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Debra
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And THAT is ridiculous in a country with the wealth it has.
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Sarah E.H.
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You’re absolutely right.
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    Abuelita
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Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Devos strikes again... where can we donate?
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    Danny Contreras, Jr.
    ‏ @DanielDannyc12
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

A friend of mine just pointed out that October 20th, 2018 was a Saturday not a Tuesday. 

This raises suspicions about the veracity of the letter.
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JD
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24. Nov.

The fact that there are only 2 commas on the entire page, and the improper formatting of the header address, is suspect as well.
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Danny Contreras, Jr.
‏ @DanielDannyc12
24. Nov.

Since the recipient's name was publicly circulated, I would have thought by now the recipient of the letter, or an investigating reporter, could have debunked it if it was faked.
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
24. Nov.

I've been in touch with one of the woman's friends and seen her Facebook page if it's fake it's a pretty elaborate and drawn out one.
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Danny Contreras, Jr.
‏ @DanielDannyc12
24. Nov.

Agreed. Just trying to be careful. I would be mortified if I mistakenly called out a fellow RN.
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BJ
‏ @bjmatthews13
24. Nov.

Maybe they meant November and just had a typo. Nov 20 is a Tuesday, and is also the date of the letter 🤷🏼‍♂️
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Danny Contreras, Jr.
‏ @DanielDannyc12
24. Nov.

Very likely. But it's something that has to be addressed when circulating this letter.
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Kevin78
‏ @steellt78
24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

That’s not an uncommon mistake for a letter writer to make whether dictated or typed out oneself; either typing the name of the day it actually is at the time of the letter or the date in the month it actually is at the time of the letter, when referring to another day or date.
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    Mel
    ‏ @Schmell0
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

My dad is on the heart transplant list here in Canada. Many factors were considered by his healthcare team when deciding whether or not he is a good candidate for transplant, but finances weren’t one of them. The US medical system is draconian. Why don’t Americans rise up?
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Pawkeshup
‏ @Pawkeshup
24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Because decades ago the masses here were convinced socialized medicine was an evil concept, and that death panels would hold judgement over the lives of their most vulnerable.

Instead, now corporations decide their fate.
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‏ @squicksilver
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Most of the electorate wants single payer. The issue is education about which candidates are supporting the things people want. Most are unfamiliar with party platforms or candidate positions and vote based on how much they like the candidate.
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AGWilson
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....and the candidates are funded by the insurance giants. It’s all about greed. It’s pure evil. Think the NRA is bad? It is. But insurance companies are worse. They pick off the vulnerable so they can keep all the money.
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    Number 5 Oregan Duck Fan Online
    ‏ @chrisburgess87
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @dennymayo

Not related to GoFundMe campaigns, but my mom’s best friend was rejected for a heart transplant BY THE DOCTORS WHO HAD BEEN CONTINUALLY TREATING HER because they thought she might die during surgery and it would hurt their survival stats and thus their funding.
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Number 5 Oregan Duck Fan Online
‏ @chrisburgess87
24. Nov.

So they let her get bad enough they then rejected her surgery.  She had to go 1000 miles away and is now healthier than she’s been in like 30+ years after another clinic did the transplant.
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Shae
‏ @tweet_on_earth
24. Nov.

I was reading your first post and my heart sank. Then you said she's healthier than she's been in the last 30+ years. I'm so happy your mothers best friend is okay.
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Number 5 Oregan Duck Fan Online
‏ @chrisburgess87
24. Nov.

Not sure if I’d share the story the same way, or at all, if it didn’t have a happy ending.
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Ann German
‏ @wankerjustice
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

"happy ending?"  ???
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Number 5 Oregan Duck Fan Online
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23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Went elsewhere, had the surgery, has accomplished all rehab goals and is living at a way higher standard than most of her adult life.  That seems like a happy ending.
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Ann German
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23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

I got that, but why opposed to publishing it without happy ending?
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Number 5 Oregan Duck Fan Online
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23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Oh I meant I might not publish at all if that didn’t happen.
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    Mathew Brown
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    24. Nov.

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Katie Vandenakker, do anything else with your life. Just anything else.
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Mathew Brown
‏ @mathewbrown
24. Nov.

I take it back. I feel bad for her. She’s only doing it to avoid using gofundme for her own health crises. Who am I to judge
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Danny Contreras, Jr.
‏ @DanielDannyc12
24. Nov.

I'm a nurse. There are many, many, many, many jobs you can do that don't involve sending letters like this.
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Skies the limit
‏ @tricia_maia
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

Going after this nurse is misguided.  Via first hand experience i can definitively tell you it is a gut wrenching  letter to have to write.  Neither she nor the committee who  - are not at fault here.  It is the overall healthcare system that has failed this woman
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Danny Contreras, Jr.
‏ @DanielDannyc12
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Those of us that work in the field need to take responsibility for our actions regardless of the circumstance.
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zouyan lu
‏ @zouyan
21 Std.vor 21 Stunden

She's probably a transplant coordinator. In addition to the portion of her job where she writes letters to patients that have been turned down, she also gets to write letters to those accepted to the program and likely helps coordinate the entire program.

What is she to do?
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Danny Contreras, Jr.
‏ @DanielDannyc12
16 Std.vor 16 Stunden

I'd quit, tell them why and get a different job. 

Let someone else write the "Fuck you, pay me" letter.

That's what she can do.
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zouyan lu
‏ @zouyan
16 Std.vor 16 Stunden

Then who would help coordinate the care of those patients currently on the list, or those who have already received transplants?

Unfortunately there are not enough organs for everyone who needs them, and every center has to decide if someone would be a good candidate.
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    Bill Blazejowski
    ‏ @Former_CAM
    24. Nov.

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Still boggles the mind when a segment of society would rather give billionaires MORE money, while denying health care to the sick and the poor.  Or even the middle class.  Revolutions have started over FAR less.  Be wary GOP, be very wary.
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Erin M
‏ @ekm68pgh
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Often it hits the middle class the hardest as they make too much to qualify for the safety net assistance programs but not enough to afford their medications. Probably exactly this person's situation.
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    G.S. Stevens
    ‏ @GarwoodStevens
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

America needs to start waking up to the links - the tentacles are long and they connect to trump: David DeVos Chairman Spectrum Health, hubby of Betsy DeVos Sec of Education, brother of Eric Prince America's mercenary. (2015) $4.5 BILLION Spectrum sells itself as Non Profit.
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24. Nov.

In the 80's I worked at the corporate office of a "non-profit" healthcare provider in downtown Seattle called Medalia Healthcare (Sister of Providence). 
Swanky offices with Chihuly artwork everywhere.  There were at least 15 senior-level execs who all had huge salaries,
1/2
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🌟IMJUSTNUTZ
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‏ @imjustnutz
24. Nov.

paid parking, membership to the WA Athletic Club and yet every day I'd get Seniors calling because they couldn't afford their healthcare.

The fat insurance companies continue to get fatter while people suffer their greed.
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G.S. Stevens
‏ @GarwoodStevens
24. Nov.

Thank you - that' puts it into perspective.  When I first saw they were Not For Profit I thought well that's good. Then I did my research and found out who and how they were lining their pockets with gold from other people's blood.
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🌟IMJUSTNUTZ
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24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

What they mean by 'profit' is that the company balance sheets show zero profit income. They just spend it in salaries and extravagance. 
Most of those executives now work at Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
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G.S. Stevens
‏ @GarwoodStevens
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Yes, and despite how the insurers all blast ACA - Health Care Service Corp., which is the parent of BCBS in 5 states made a hefty $$$$1.3 BILLION profit in 2017 (Axios).
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    American Minear
    ‏ @AmericanMinear
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

$10,000 dollars is not a lot of money, I have three credit cards in my wallet with a higher limit than that.
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luke oneil
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22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

Eat shit
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    D. Neal
    ‏ @justbreatheusa
    21 Std.vor 21 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @TanziaMill

I have #CysticFibrosis & extensively research #transplant

It’s multi-layer process 4approval

YES there are financial & medical requirements prior 2 approval

Various options 4 funding & each situation is unique

w/o protections of #ACA there are greater monetary onus 4 patients
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D. Neal
‏ @justbreatheusa
21 Std.vor 21 Stunden

My #CysticFibrosis has affected my digestive tract,lungs,liver, pancreas

I have researched & discussed my options

#OrganTransplants are huge part of CF world

@GOP continued attack on #healthcare #PreExistingConditions #Medicare #Medicaid makes process & options more tenuous!
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R Mac
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20 Std.vor 20 Stunden

My friend had a kidney transplant. After 3 years post transplant MS medicaid did no want to pay for anti-rejection drugs. With a temporary exception he  safe, but only for the present.  Shameful.
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D. Neal
‏ @justbreatheusa
20 Std.vor 20 Stunden

YES we can’t allow #GOP cut #Medicaid benefits

For transplant recipients creates life or death situation w/o anti-rejection drugs

It’s unimaginable!

@AARPadvocates have NOT raised  awareness about GOP intent

It’s alarming AND raises extremely curious question-why the silence?
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J’Accuse
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🗽Emile Zola
‏ @JournalistZola
19 Std.vor 19 Stunden

Perhaps AARP is more Oligarch @GOP aligned than one might expect. AARP is happy to sell insurance to those on Midicare, or to get you cheap flights, &c. But no standing up for Retired Persons (the RP in AARP) Rights or issues. 🤔🧐🤨
🙏💜🌪⛰🤝💪
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Tanzia Mill
‏ @TanziaMill
19 Std.vor 19 Stunden

Raises good question:  AARP where are you on all of this?
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J’Accuse
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🗽Emile Zola
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Should they reply to you, contact me, warn me to take a valium & tell me to sit down first.
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Tanzia Mill
‏ @TanziaMill
19 Std.vor 19 Stunden

I am going to have to do some more research on this and find out what is going on with AARP...
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    Julie "Spiked Egg Nog" Gillis
    ‏ @TheJulieGillis
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Has anyone called this Katie person???
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Julie "Spiked Egg Nog" Gillis
‏ @TheJulieGillis
24 Std.vor 24 Stunden
Antwort an @dilleweed @lukeoneil47

What should be done? Perhaps her boss? Her bosses boss? What point in the system do we apply pressure? I mean that seriously.
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b l e p
‏ @dilleweed
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

The long term solution involves pressuring our elected officials to give us single payer insurance. There’s no good short term solution - as things are, US transplant programs are “graded” based on 1-yr and 3-yr survival. Each program must evaluate each candidate thoroughly and
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b l e p
‏ @dilleweed
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Then convene as a group of both medical experts and hospital administrators/financial advisors (the multidisciplinary review board) to determine if the candidate meets their qualifications. If a patient is uninsured or has shitty insurance, the hospital can choose to
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b l e p
‏ @dilleweed
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Eat the cost of the transplant itself but to assure 1-yr and 3-yr survival, the patient has to comply with the immunosuppressant regimen which can be very expensive even for people with private insurance. If the hospital/program is sufficiently concerned that the patient
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b l e p
‏ @dilleweed
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Cannot or will not comply with follow-up care, they are going to deny them the transplant. While the “grading” of the program is important, also know that organs are a limited resource. Transplant programs have to ensure that each organ gift is taken care of as best as possible.
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luke oneil
‏Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

yeah i understand it's a complicated process and there aren't always enough organs to go around but the follow up treatment or treatment of any kind should not be out of financial reach for a single person is the point.
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    chris wade
    ‏ @saywhatagain
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is literally a Death Panel!
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HillRat
‏ @hillrat
24. Nov.

Yeah but this totally different because it's a business and we all know that you can always totally trust a business to do the right thing. /s
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    Mr. Berne
    ‏Verifizierter Account @philipberne
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"If you have any concerns..."
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Gabriel N
‏ @gnarc
24. Nov.

“Sincerely”
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Cathleen Allyn Conway
‏ @CatAllynC
24. Nov.

“particpate in your care”
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    Bobby Wayne Stauts
    ‏ @FunBobFatPants
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @BoyKegels

"Hey, a bunch of us that drive E-Class Mercedes and wear thousand dollar loafers suggest that you do a fundraiser to pay us if you want to live"

They sent this person a ransom note.
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    David

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24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

The C Suite of this “nonprofit” is raking in a solid $10 mil. http://nonprofitlight.com/mi/grand-rapids/21671-spectrum-health-system#
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    Dov Samuel
    ‏ @futurecrank
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @BrandyLJensen

That costs the same as what we pay for Melania to fix her hair in hotel bathrooms.
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    high planes warlock
    ‏ @ihatecomedy
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

tfw you have to crowdfund $10k but forgot to spend the last 10 years building a social network
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    Obi Wanker Nobi

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24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

When you are too broke to live... Welcome to the USA
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nic w #VeteransResist
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24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Thought about Uruguay...I am
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I'll have to check it out.
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    John C Fry aka Tank's Takes
    ‏ @Tanks_Takes
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Why are we NOT blowing up the phone & fax of @SpectrumHealth spectrum? Please feel free to give them a call at 616-391-2802 or send a fax to 616-391-2840 and let them know what a shitty job they are doing at providing health insurance.
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Sandra Przybylski #Mueller
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Spectrum Health is owned by Devos! Wouldn't trust them to offer fair affordable health care.
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    Spaceface
    ‏ @occasionalities
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @march4progress

Or, in the alternative, if they don’t provide the coverage I advocate abductions of insurance company executives. Or a few building fires. Or show trials.
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    Avery Davies
    ‏ @AveryDavies1
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

It's not considered a death panel if they recommend a solution.

The solution may not actually be feasible, but it's A solution.
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denny
‏ @LauraLdbrin
24. Nov.

But it really isn’t A solution.
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    David Rheinstrom
    ‏ @Icarusfloats
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

The clinic is prescribing a GoFundMe?!
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March for Progress
‏ @march4progress
24. Nov.

The cure for late stage crony capitalism. #SinglePayerNow!
Diese Medien könnten sensibles Material enthalten. Mehr erfahren
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March for Progress
‏ @march4progress
24. Nov.

March for Progress hat Bernie Sanders retweetet

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Pharmaceutical corporate greed is literally killing people who cannot afford their medication. Together, we can change that. @SSWorks
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    Ben Shore
    ‏ @Ben5hore
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I am constantly interested to see a Venn diagram of people opposed to paying taxes for universal health care who also are ok with donating to a GoFundMe for someone they do or do not know. Just pay the taxes up front!
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    Misgivings
    ‏ @lacunalingua
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is literally the fruition of the @GOP dream.
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    miketheburrito
    ‏ @miketheburrito
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic
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    zhooverh
    ‏ @zhooverh
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

It’s really twisting the knife to name this clinic after a DeVos
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24. Nov.

Betsy DeVos's husband is the chairman of spectrum health, btw.
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    Hank! The herald angels sing
    ‏ @Hanksingle
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

oh my god, I'm going to grind all my teeth away. I cannot afford to go to the dentist again!
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Kat the Leopardess
‏ @Catwoman69y2k
24. Nov.

I know its not for everyone but... Im having my dental care done in Mexico. Had to get a crown and no one in the US would even look at it until I came up with at least $850

Was using makeshift patching for a bit. Then I border hopped. $1400 crown in US = $450 in MX
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Hank! The herald angels sing
‏ @Hanksingle
24. Nov.

Oh man, if Mexico wasn't quite so far away, I would 100% be on that. But I do NOT fly well.
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Kat the Leopardess
‏ @Catwoman69y2k
24. Nov.

Yeah... and I wouldnt blame you for not having enough time (off work) to greyhound it to TJ.

Although, I ran into one UK person and one Australian at the clinic when I was down there last.
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Hank! The herald angels sing
‏ @Hanksingle
24. Nov.

What is 'time off work'???
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Kat the Leopardess
‏ @Catwoman69y2k
24. Nov.

Exactly! I freelance and even I don't have much of a line between working hours and non working hours
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    Slightly Breezee
    ‏ @SlightlyBreezee
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

1/ I worked in organ transplant for several years. I debated not bringing anything to this convo but had to after people started calling the team a “death panel”. Usable organs are an extremely limited resource. Centers are tasked with determining the greatest possibility for...
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Slightly Breezee
‏ @SlightlyBreezee
24. Nov.

2/...success. When they accept an organ they are promising the donor family that they believe this candidate will be able to maintain it. It also means that someone else won’t get it. If a pt can’t maintain it their quality of life can be far worse with it than without.....
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Slightly Breezee
‏ @SlightlyBreezee
24. Nov.

3/ Please don’t blame the centers. This is the reality when we do not have enough donors. W/ an unlimited resource, these decisions don’t need to be made. With a healthcare system that supports life-threatening disease, this would also be a non-issue. And believe me.....
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Slightly Breezee
‏ @SlightlyBreezee
24. Nov.

4/ ... when I tell you, these decisions are not made easily. The reality is, we have a society that vilifies healthcare. We need people to sign up to become donors. We need insurance to cover people BEFORE they get to end-stage disease and transplants and related care...
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Slightly Breezee
‏ @SlightlyBreezee
24. Nov.

5/ Guess what? That’s not a given. But please, please don’t fault the centers, or treat this nurse like she’s an executioner. Denial/deferral d/t lack of insurance was the worst for me. Everyone’s hands are tied. /fin
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indecisive typo central
‏ @muffinsplanned
24. Nov.

The issue is rather the need for people to pay 10k to have treatment to stay alive. And, that a person will probably die because their financial plan isn't up yo a committee's standards.
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Slightly Breezee
‏ @SlightlyBreezee
24. Nov.

No.That’s not the only http://issue.It ’s not the committee’s standard. If their insurance doesn’t cover certain costs, it has to be covered somehow.That’s an insurance issue not a transplant team issue.Hold the insurance companies liable.
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Slightly Breezee
‏ @SlightlyBreezee
24. Nov.

Medicare alone often doesn’t cover all of it. Medicaid sometimes doesn’t cover any of it. Private insurance doesn’t always cover all of it. There are also not enough organs available so criteria like ability to manage after care is needed. This is not the center’s fault.
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    Michael R Lambert
    ‏ @exetertowncrier
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @AJShannon

“If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, members of Congress have a fallback plan. They would be able to return to the FEHBP. Twenty million other Americans won’t.”
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    Eoin Jinglins

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24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

When the clinic lives up to its namesake
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    Ninja Mama
    ‏ @NinjaMama617
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I've was a nurse case manager for 15+ years. I made coverage decisions every day and spent a lot of time helping ppl. get the documentation they needed so I could approve their care. I never had to hand down a death sentence. I wonder if Katie thinks she's helping people.
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Ninja Mama
‏ @NinjaMama617
24. Nov.

P.S. I did this work as an employee of various insurance companies. I helped ppl. get their care covered b/c it was the right thing to do and I knew how to do it, not because it was in any way part of my job description.
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24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @Iron_Spike

Then there are people like my father whom got a liver transplant bc of his alcoholism. His parents paid for it. We aren’t on good terms bc right before his liver started failing he kicked my bf and I out. It almost feels disgusting, bc genuine people needed it more.
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‏ @shockvaluecola
24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

my dad was also an alcoholic and i'm sorry, it sucks. alcoholism hurts everyone in a person's life. but EVERYONE deserves medical care, no matter the reason they need it.
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I truly think everyone deserves equal health care and the right to live. He just happened to have family with money so he lived.
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Goldfish More Indictments plz

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Different organs are paid differently is my understanding.  Kidney goes through Medicaid, I think? But liver does not.  Is someone well-versed in this? My info is a bit old.
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S.E. Scott @ nanowrimo (ask me if i did my words)
‏ @shockvaluecola
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that's...wild. i was about to say i get it, because you can live without some organs and not others, but a liver is more vital than a kidney (we have dialysis to replace kidney function but nothing similar for liver), so it doesn't make sense for kidney to be the medicaid one.
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The Medicaid thing used to be true.  Not sure why.  I used to work in transplant trials so have some experience here.
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    Grande Dame
    ‏ @grandedameuk
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

So glad I moved to the UK. Had an illness in June & was hospitalised for a week. Hard enough just recovering, can’t imagine having to stress about payment as well.
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    Gern Blanston
    ‏ @gblanston09
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

What a country! Only in America is GoFundMe needed as medical insurance.
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    Lars Fischer
    ‏ @lpfischer
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Tell me again how universal public medical services paid by taxpayers (i.e., Scandinavia) lead to death panels.
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    Mary MACK
    ‏ @MaryOCMack
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

😡😡 unconscionable. Creating financial barriers to being listed for transplant, but US encourages all to donate!  You can be a donor, but if the tables were turned, not receive. Let that sink in.
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    Danny Contreras, Jr.
    ‏ @DanielDannyc12
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @BrandyLJensen

I'm kind of embarrassed an RN had to sign that letter. I know it's just her job but I would fucking quit that day.
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Antwort an @kendraleeober @lukeoneil47 @BrandyLJensen

Transplant Coordinator is an RN job. So yeah.
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    ‏ @arestocracy
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

In the past, I’ve argued with my parents that the hospital CAN’T just refuse to save you if you don’t have a pricey health insurance plan. Argued this even though my aunt, who is a nurse, confirmed that they do look at your insurance when deciding whether and how to treat you.
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24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

my dad died of not having health insurance. they treated his melanoma, but only with the absolute bare minimum of care. my aunt had the same thing around the same time and is fine because they also removed her lymph nodes. getting treatment doesn't mean getting PROPER treatment.
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    Fast Willy X
    ‏ @FastWillyX
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

FUN FACT - Richard Devos of the Richard Devos Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic is US Ed Sec Betsy Devos father-in-law.
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    Prairie Rose Clayton

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24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @HG711

Really gotta highlight the name of the clinic there too
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    Elliebelle

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Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Sorry guys, but if you had universal health care you wouldn’t get this cold heartless letter. No person should ever be denied due to financial concerns. I can’t believe Americans have tolerated this horrific system for so long. So messed up🤦‍♂️
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Sarah E.H.
‏ @earthquakedgirl
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

... thanks, we’re all well aware of how terrible things are here.
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    Cassie Wendeh
    ‏ @CaasieWendeh
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @bradfordlit

Future generations-if we don’t destroy the species-will one day look back and call us the most savage period of human history. Sure our past was horrific but they had the excuse of lacking the knowledge for better. We are just selfish asshats. A piece of paper over human life. 😥
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    stella_una
    ‏ @stellauna2
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Anyone who thinks health care indtry is in the practice of "caring" for the sick & dying are sadly mistaken.  The sick offer the potential to exploit until they're dying; then it's futile economically speaking. "First, do no harm" doesn't exist anymore.
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    Tracy Meisky
    ‏ @TLMeisky
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your care" say the people who are unwilling to participate at all unless you show them the money first.
Because the rejection itself wasn't shitty enough.
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    ‏ @leisurelefty
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

The committee’s combined income probably made more than than this in the time it took to condemn this person to fundraise or die
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    Tex
    ‏ @texmojave
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

is.....is that an actual death panel?
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    cynminus200
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    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

DeVos, DeVos, DeVos... Evil crime family of Michigan hiding behind their "Christian Faith".
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bruce donohue
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Hollanders
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    Isil Arican
    ‏ @isil_arican
    22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @lippard

This is a perfect example why I keep my dual citizenship despite being a relatively recent American citizen. My native country provides me unlimited public healthcare, and I keep thinking that one day I might need it. Better bet than initiating a Go Fund Me account. 😭😭
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sandra lear
‏ @sandylear_lear
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Me too. CDN/US. Everyday I  think about moving back to Canada for lots of reasons but healthcare is one of the top reasons. Not just financially, but their outcomes are generally better.
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    monkey wrencher
    ‏ @2naonwheat
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I'm very surprised that we haven't seen more denial of healthcare related mass shootings yet.
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    Shea D. Phag
    ‏ @spdl1987
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Notice it is a DeVos Medical center in their hometown of Grand Rapids, MI
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    John Cole
    ‏ @CelempJack
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

#healthcare
“Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.” Rep. Raúl R. Labrador (R-Idaho), member House Freedom Caucus
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    Tracy
    ‏ @thatgirl_tracy
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @AngryBlackLady

Listen. This is why they don’t want Universal Healthcare. This is population control. Only the rich deserve life saving care..
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    4thofFive
    ‏ @4thof_five
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your care." That may be the most disgusting, offensive part of this letter.
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    ɱᵿš|kø̞̈ː※
    ‏ @muskox
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Damn, $10,000? That’s like 1e-7 of Jeff Bezos’ money!
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24. Nov.

One ten millionth.

 Except Bezo's fortune is actually 150 billion not 100 billion (unless it tanked recently)
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ɱᵿš|kø̞̈ː※
‏ @muskox
24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Haha...I future-proofed it in case he loses 33% of his net worth.
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    momwithmoxie
    ‏ @momwithmoxie
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @AdamWeinstein

I just reconnected with my college roommate.  She had a heart transplant at 40!  (She comes from wealth AND has a great job.) This person was told metaphorically to hold a bake sale. :(
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    Angela Calman
    ‏ @AngelaCalman
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Tell them "thank you for the offer" and you'd love to work with their well connected development department that got them the donation from the late Mr. Devos.  I used to work at Cleveland Clinic.  DM me if I can help you.
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    Dave C
    ‏ @davecdnb
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is what “freedom” looks like when it’s distilled down to reality.
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    Stormy Stephanie
    ‏ @TabbyChaps
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

#DEVOS
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24. Nov.

Betsy's husband is the chairman of spectrum health, the company that sent the letter
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    Paula Hagan Shuff
    ‏ @PaulaHShuff
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @CleverTitleTK

Georgia has an organization called Georgia Foundation for Transplants. I don’t know about Michigan, but, check with the National Foundation for Transplants. They have a matching funds program. That’s how we got the help we needed.
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kkoth
‏ @kkoth
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

This is a great tip, but how sad is it that so many hardworking Americans have to rely on charity to get lifesaving medical care. It’s ridiculous and it doesn’t have to be like that. No other western country does that to its people.
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Paula Hagan Shuff
‏ @PaulaHShuff
20 Std.vor 20 Stunden

True.
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    judy eames
    ‏ @kaminjude
    7 Std.vor 7 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Is this what Tory leaders want for the UK? Patients recommended to crowdfund for treatment. Thanks for posting the link, it's wrong but hope you get help you need.
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    German
    ‏ @german041977
    13 Std.vor 13 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Great work GOP! How about you rich and elite that got the huge tax break. Pitch in to pay for the transplant? Just a thought.
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    ViperX83
    ‏ @ViperX83
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Ransom notes look quite different when they’re printed from a word processor instead of cut out of magazines.
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    Daniel

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Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Meanwhile here parking costs you more than the procedure.
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    RotterdamParagliding
    ‏ @RParagliding
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @CleverTitleTK

Ignoring for a moment Canada, Australia, etc,  500 million (!) Europeans who have universal healthcare are looking at this letter in utter disbelief (again). This shit *only* happens in  the US. Why are there not riots in the streets for healthcare in the USA? Seriously.
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    PDub's Sports Hub
    ‏ @firstcausenyc
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Sorry you're going through that, man. Our so-called health care system is diabolical.
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    Miranda Binewski
    ‏ @superlorna69
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

The DeVos/Prince family is truly evil.
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    Rob
    ‏ @liono32
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @SaraJBenincasa

I feel sorry for the USA. It’s always hailed as the greatest country in the world, yet no free healthcare and crazy levels of gun deaths. The USA is far behind other western countries in both of those areas.
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    Promo Code *Billy* for 10% off your first Bofa
    ‏ @Your_Pal_Billy
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is a fucking ransom note
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    Shane Schmidt
    ‏ @WShaneSchmidt
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I am highly critical of our for-profit HC system, but where did this letter start?  This might be a "gotcha" trick. The spelling of Vandenakker is capitalized differently than what I could find for this person. October 20 is a Saturday, not Tuesday.  It is poorly written besides.
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S.E. Scott @ nanowrimo (ask me if i did my words)
‏ @shockvaluecola
24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

it's been speculated tp be a mistype and they meant november (the 20th was a tuesday). nov 20 is also when the letter was posted. people in this thread know the woman who posted it on fb and her story is consistent. lastly, i wouldn't necessarily expect a doctor to write well.
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Kathy
‏ @kafferf
23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Per her FB page she is having an LVAD put in on Monday, which will buy her time and quality of life. For those who asked isn't their a foundation for this - yes, there is but the need exceeds the ability to raise the money.
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    Valerie Riley
    ‏ @blanche923
    14 Std.vor 14 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

At the bottom it says “DeVos Heart and Lung Clinic.” Ironic since we all know the DeVoses don’t have hearts.
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    David W Miller
    ‏ @dwmillerus
    20 Std.vor 20 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @LLWohlwend

Absolutely NOT defending this letter but the meds are very expensive.  Even with Medicare part B and part D plan my wife and I struggle to keep her meds filled.  (t/p 2005)
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David W Miller
‏ @dwmillerus
20 Std.vor 20 Stunden

Obama era healthcare changes caused a hiccup in coverage and costs. Trump era changes left us with a gap in coverage and then ultimately less coverage than pre Obama.
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Just Another Cognitive Dissident
‏ @cherry_amaretti
16 Std.vor 16 Stunden

Similar situation for my parents. I think it’s crazy that people on fixed SS incomes, with dwindling or depleted savings, have to keep coughing up $$ for insurance companies in perpetuity. They  should be fully covered by the system they’ve paid into for decades!
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    Grace Under Fire

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Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @kindapettybetty

That is so fucked up. And look who runs and probably owns the transplant center. One of the richest men in the country and husband of Betsy Devos. I feel for you dude. Maybe you should hold that benefit and have him be the first person you ask
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    Dylan Miles
    ‏ @king_of_bob
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Also note that Betsy DeVos' husband is the Chairman of Spectrum Health.
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    pejamo
    ‏ @pejamo
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

How is this not a Death Panel?
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    FridayMike
    ‏ @Friday330
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Be fair. This is really just a problem in the U.S.
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    I Like Where This Is Going
    ‏ @ClaudiaWheatley
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @AngryBlackLady

And $10k. They probably spend that much on their CEO’s birthday party.
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    Voted November 6th
    ‏ @kgroves1982
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

And these people are probably pro lifers
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    André Veiga
    ‏ @__aveiga
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @__apf__

Meanwhile in a lot of European countries: free. 0€.
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    GRM
    ‏ @Alex_theGRM
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @itsbirdemic

This is evil.
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    Dr Fro
    ‏ @wheresthewhit
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @dn_charles

This makes me want to throw up
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    emotional support turtle
    ‏ @left_coast_wob
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

unDeR sOcIaliSm yOUr liFe wOuLd bE dEciDed bY uNaCoUnTabLe buReaUcrAts
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    ME2121

🏳️‍🌈
‏ @Freedom6464
24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

We thank you for the opportunity to participate in your healthcare....באמת תודה 
עכשיו תמות
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    Laurene Trim
    ‏ @laurenetrim
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Fucking hell. That’s appalling. Had a moment of panic when I went searching for the addresses - and phew they aren’t Australian but we are on our way to this standard of care.
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    Cosa Nostravember
    ‏ @dogdadbod
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @KaylaPekkala

Take note of the identity of the clinic's namesake
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GEOTRILL
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‏ @delmoi
24. Nov.

And Betsy Devos's husband is the chairman of the company that sent the rejection letter.
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    Maverick
    ‏ @USNYNerd
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Duh insurance companies screw everyone. That the reason we do not have health care for everyone. They buy off congress with big bucks and everyone else gets screwed. Obama wanted to take take of All Americans. GOP - just cares about their wallets.
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    Bart Drennan
    ‏ @BartDrennan
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Move to Canada
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    Lkbolden
    ‏ @bolden46
    12 Min.vor 12 Minuten

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I believe that this letter is fraudulent and I cannot find any legitimate news sources that state otherwise. Details please.
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    Hedda Martin
    ‏ @hedda_martin
    15 Std.vor 15 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Thank you for your interest and sharing my story. I have now been blocked by facebook. Cannot post. Cannot ever see my facebook page. a 24 hour block. They stated my letter went against facebook policy.
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    David W. Molde
    ‏ @Moldlives
    15 Std.vor 15 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @alex_cono

Nobody should have to fund raise for survival. I’ve lost two friends due to their losing health coverage.
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    Julie V.
    ‏ @julievera
    17 Std.vor 17 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

How much do you want to bet that the doctor making this recommendation isn't even board certified in cardiology?
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    Polly Andry
    ‏ @PollyAndry
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Y'all can tweet these people at @SpectrumHealth if you're so inclined
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    David Boyd
    ‏ @dkbgeek
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

What the actual fuck??  They are using non-medical metrics to assess transplant candidates?  And RWNJs wonder why sane people think our healthcare system needs reform?
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    Peter Guenther 

🇨🇦
‏ @PeterGuen
24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Death Panel
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    Jennifer Egbert
    ‏ @jenniferegbert
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Ohhhhhhhhh that is so, so bad
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    Cryn Weiße Rose Johannsen

🇺🇸
‏ @Cryn_Johannsen
24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

@GrahamOtago
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Graham Pendreigh
‏ @GrahamOtago
24. Nov.

The theory and practice of sociopathy.
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    SjSharksgirl
    ‏ @tk408
    2 Std.vor 2 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Thank you for posting this. My niece had a transplant at age 2. This is utter ridiculous.
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    Tenielle

❤️
‏ @TeniBear10
12 Std.vor 12 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

No. Hell Country. The rest of the world looks on in horror.
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    𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦
    ‏ @infinitereality
    12 Std.vor 12 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Whyyy
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    Matt Fischer
    ‏ @mattfish
    13 Std.vor 13 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Matt Fischer hat Matthew 'healthcare is a human right' Cortland retweetet

Matt Fischer hat hinzugefügt,
Matthew 'healthcare is a human right' Cortland
 @mattbc
This wasn’t an insurer, @Ocasio2018, the letter is from the transplant committee. And they're likely requiring a $10k reserve because of the significant out-of-pocket costs MEDICARE imposes on patients. https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1066351594843844608
Diesen Thread anzeigen
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    Joyce Lynn Garrett
    ‏ @JLG1017
    18 Std.vor 18 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Katie Vandenakker states" We thank you for the opportunity to participate in your care. I say BS Ms. Vanenakker--you have elected to NOT participate in this person's care. Is the DeVos Clinic associated w/the Betsy Devos Family--seem to have the same callus approach to life.
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    Malcolm Rees-Francis
    ‏ @Pno_nwa
    18 Std.vor 18 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @MikeStuchbery_

Ahem. Hell Country. Some of the world has this thing called healthcare.
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    Gina
    ‏ @EAustin1969
    20 Std.vor 20 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Omfg. Fund raise for your immunotherapy drugs, from the insurance issuers.  This is an abomination
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    Tom
    ‏ @MunroTom
    20 Std.vor 20 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @Amina_Semlali

Awful
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🦃 Turduckemp
🍂
‏ @kemp0138
20 Std.vor 20 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"We thank you for the opportunity to participate in your care"... But we're gonna go ahead and decline.
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    The Lieutenant
    ‏ @The_LT_Knows
    21 Std.vor 21 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @Iron_Spike

Though I be libertarian, I'd happily pay more taxes if it meant my fellow man didn't have to face shit like this. Health is a key component of freedom, and all citizens should be free.
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    Grace Under Fire

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‏ @GraceUnderFir14
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Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @kindapettybetty

I fact check. Her husband is Dick aka Richard so apologies. It's probably her Dad
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    CoolChic in Alaska
    ‏ @dmdkjk
    22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Now THAT is a Fucking Death Panel 🤯🤯🤬🤬
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    mike
    ‏ @Mikejaha7
    22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is the kind of shit that is going to lead to a lot of violence
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    Liam

🇵🇷Hughes
🇻🇮
‏ @veredaverde
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @bluebonnetbunny

How can you live with yourself writing a letter like that?
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    Lightrider
    ‏ @Lightridr
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"if you have any concerns or questions"....

Holy cr@p... no matter how much I criticise my country, I love you UK and the #NHS!

America is a "sh!thole" (I learned that word from Dump).
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    Shasta Morgen
    ‏ @ShastaMorgen
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Pay attention #alberta.  Coming our way courtesy of @jkenney @Alberta_UCP.  #ableg #abpoli
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    Cris Baker
    ‏ @CrisBaker6
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Apparently, but not surpringly, it's a thing😑
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    Susan NedzaLastres
    ‏ @LastresSusan
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @CleverTitleTK

This happens everyday at non-profit medical institutions who turn away patients the day of surgery if they can’t afford a co-pay.   This is how private insurance companies  drive cost savings and shareholder value.
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    Julie
    ‏ @Juliethewarrior
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is BULLS HIT!
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    airwrecka
    ‏ @iamairwrecka
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

“We thank you for the opportunity to participate in your care.” LOL WHAT.
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    LAAD
    ‏ @bluecoyito
    23 Std.vor 23 Stunden

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    unroolie_julie
    ‏ @unroolie_julie
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This should not happen in America
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    Ann
    ‏ @56blackcat
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Wow! I hope you get the treatment you need. We moan about the NHS here, but thank goodness for it.
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    janice riedel
    ‏ @Momof3inRB
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Spectrum Health, DeVos, = evil
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    molly
    ‏ @axlsgirl13
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Wtf. Of course it’s Devos
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    UsuallyAnnoyed
    ‏ @GerryLikesTacos
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

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    W. Mark Felt
    ‏ @notdeepthroat
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Werent we supposed to scared about government death panels?
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    F you too, Mitch
    ‏ @IntuitiveKind2
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is such a fucked up eye opening thread. People should know this is going on. Thanks for sharing Luke.
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    CrazyQuiltEdi
    ‏ @CrazyQuilts
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @AngryBlackLady

Health care as an industry works fine: shareholders make money hand over fist. But if you’re looking for a cure? Not gonna happen
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    Marc Van Heyningen
    ‏ @marcvanh
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"We thank you for the opportunity to participate in your care" is how they say "Fuck off and die" in Grand Rapids.
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    Dr. Goodbrain
    ‏ @Funinpasadena
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

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    JPL
    ‏ @DocteurSauvage
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @ScrewyDecimal

Holy shit. That is some truly dystopian horror right there. I’m so sorry.
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    Xavier
    ‏ @XavierKAvila
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @ecareyo

Cool cool cool guess I’ll just die 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️
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    zoolight.space
    ‏ @SpaceZoolight
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

🗣 MAKE HEALTH CARE AND COLLEGE AND DAYCARE FREE AND STOP SPENDING TRILLIONS ON “DEFENSE” AND SENDING POOR PPL TO DIE 4 OIL AND TAX MY WEED AND FREE ALL NON VIOLENT DRUG OFFENDERS. If we have to spill their blood in the streets to do it? Fuck it, let it rain blood.
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    Richard J. Belcinski
    ‏ @Lycenae
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Frankly, I’m surprised that these companies aren’t just shipping us all off to India for treatment as a matter of course.
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    JayKay
    ‏ @jaypoltwit
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"If you have any concerns ..."?!?! This whole letter is a concern. The healthcare system in this country is a concern. The failure of our leaders to fix it is a concern. The fact that they turn someone down deserving a transplant for financial reasons is a big f*cking concern.
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    Jonathan Burke
    ‏ @Darth_Burkie
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @AdamWeinstein

“First, Do No Harm”
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    Jan
    ‏ @keisjan
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @SteveBellovin

On so many levels this is our country even though our providers make more than any other health providers in the world. How is it there is nothing we can do?
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    Little Johnny Savage, HMSH
    ‏ @BraveNewTrump
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Oh, those #Devos folks... Always about the money.
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    Yenta Quidnunc
    ‏ @YQuidnunc
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

You’ve contacted her, right?  She asked you to do that if you’ve got any “concerns.”  How about the concern for morality?   Love you to ask her that.
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    TheFakeMcCoy
    ‏ @rmccoy3
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

The entire Devos family should be harassed at every opportunity. At least spit in their food when given the chance.
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    Trump's Severed Head
    ‏ @realseveredhead
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @JoeWidmer

#Trumpcare Death Panel
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    Power Down, Knife Hand!
    ‏ @JCWilliamsIRL
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @firescotch

was only a matter of time before insurance companies viewed life saving fundraising as a part of the system they could just assume would be the case.
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🌽
🍌THE DANDY WOHLHOLES
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‏ @fiondavision
24. Nov.
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"Richard Devos"
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    Patti O'Brien
    ‏ @Patti618
    24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Devos?
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S.E. Scott @ nanowrimo (ask me if i did my words)
‏ @shockvaluecola
24 Std.vor 24 Stunden

betsy's father-in-law
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    ananse
    ‏ @AnansetheSpider
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

i know this isnt exactly the point, but does she have a gofundme set up yet?
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GEOTRILL
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‏ @delmoi
24. Nov.

Here's the facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218613776403599&set=ecnf.1472900148&type=3&theater
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    Tnetennba
    ‏ @Tw4ter
    24. Nov.

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Emigrate to a civilised country - most of them
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Sarah E.H.
‏ @earthquakedgirl
22 Std.vor 22 Stunden

If you can’t pay for your health care, odds are good you can’t pay to move, either.
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    Nomie d'Puma
    ‏ @NomieDpuma
    3 Min.vor 3 Minuten

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"DEVOS"  that makes sense. So we're back to holding bake sales and car washes for treatment? But, first everyone on social media needs to raises millions for waiters that got mean notes on a receipt, or a white person that was photographed hugging a black child on social media
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    Ingenuoro
    ‏ @ingenuoro
    21 Min.vor 21 Minuten

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @El__Yayo

After giving that news to the patient, I imagine a member of that committee arriving at his/her house and caressing his/her children in the safety of the home. Don't you?
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    Marie Walker 'The OC Voter'
    ‏ @TuffCatProds
    40 Min.vor 40 Minuten

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

America where the right to die without medical care, absent any compassion and devoid of moral compass policymaking renders us World Powerless 2 Address Healthcare 4 All.  2019 @GOPHouse changes this!
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    MizzDaisee
    ‏ @DaiseeMizz
    45 Min.vor 45 Minuten

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

So the hospital is telling them they are too poor to be considered for this life-saving procedure?  The DeVos family greed knows no boundaries
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    Jennifer C.
    ‏ @jennmarie012
    46 Min.vor 46 Minuten

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Also something i haven't seen anyone mention really is that it took them a whole month to decide and notify the person just to reject them.
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    cute misfit
    ‏ @unixgrl12
    1 Std.vor 1 Stunde

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Omg 😢😢😢
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    American Antecedent
    ‏ @poems4prez
    1 Std.vor 1 Stunde

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

A medical team judging a patient's financial security is acting outside of their scope of practice.
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    Multcolored speck
    ‏ @InsoleantBenny
    1 Std.vor 1 Stunde

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Of fucking course it’s Spectrum Health. God, that hospital chain needs to just wither and die, it’s the absolute worst.
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    Steven Baker
    ‏ @StevenB58477994
    1 Std.vor 1 Stunde

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @CnBsNana

drumph world
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    Penny Keenan
    ‏ @PennyKeenan1
    2 Std.vor 2 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Trumps making America Great Again.
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    Laurie
    ‏ @cockneylaurie
    2 Std.vor 2 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

The sort of a medical system run by people decrying European health services like NHS when Obama tried to improve them, and which our government wants to emulate once freed from EU markets. #StopBrexitSaveBritain
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    jep2
    ‏ @jpyyc
    2 Std.vor 2 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Ask Trump....
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    LTN
    ‏ @ltngroupinc
    2 Std.vor 2 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @thistallawkgirl

Two words: John Q...
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    Funny Videos & Memes
    ‏ @snapchathumor_
    2 Std.vor 2 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Wtf..
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    Lee Drakston
    ‏ @LDrakston
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Wow Katie S. Vandenakker sounds like a horrible woman.
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    Cathy Kaku

🍓
‏ @cathykaku1
3 Std.vor 3 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Cathy Kaku

🍓 hat luke oneil retweetet

#WTF

Another reason I'm glad I live in Canada.

Cathy Kaku

🍓 hat hinzugefügt,
luke oneil
Verifizierter Account @lukeoneil47
Hell World
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    Fabio Folino
    ‏ @fabfoli
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @Pat_Thorman

if you can't come up with $10k to save your life you have made some very bad financial decisions in your life
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    David A. Marra
    ‏ @DavidMarra
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Shameful.
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    Nanette Burton
    ‏ @Nanette36222751
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Best medical care MONEY can buy. Lot of good it does if your not rich enough
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    John Johnson
    ‏ @JohnVJohnson
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I am Canadian and have relatives in Michigan. A cousin there contracted a treatable form of cancer but could not afford health insurance and the cancer went untreated. She died. 2/2
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    Unice Lieberman
    ‏ @UniceLieberman
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

@SpectrumHealth you are awful
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    John Johnson
    ‏ @JohnVJohnson
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Here in Canada, a relative, a family man, in his 40s, underwent two heart transplants before he died of other health problems. His family was not left with an onerous hospital debt. 1/2
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    Vanessa
    ‏ @vadigim
    3 Std.vor 3 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Sorry but.... Hell USA. Many other countries in the world cover this for their people.
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    Josh Levs
    ‏Verifizierter Account @JoshLevs
    4 Std.vor 4 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Dystopian nightmare.
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    DB


♥⚯͛ALLCAPS
🌊
‏ @DC4Hope
4 Std.vor 4 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Ugh America...... 😔😔💔💔💔🤦‍♀️😭😭😭😭
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    Carol Forden
    ‏ @CarolForden
    4 Std.vor 4 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Carol Forden hat Matthew 'healthcare is a human right' Cortland retweetet

This is bullshit and not factual

Here's a summary that covers the similar guidelines for kidney and liver transplants.

Most consumers are not aware of what goes into a transplant or the amount of anti rejection drugs required afterwards.

Carol Forden hat hinzugefügt,
Matthew 'healthcare is a human right' Cortland
 @mattbc
This wasn’t an insurer, @Ocasio2018, the letter is from the transplant committee. And they're likely requiring a $10k reserve because of the significant out-of-pocket costs MEDICARE imposes on patients. https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1066351594843844608
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    Winter
    ‏ @Random3735
    4 Std.vor 4 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I think that many Americans are so afraid of funding the small % of people who game the system (there will always be some) that they’re willing to deprive the large % of people in real need. Partly due to the perception that much of their tax $ is already wasted or pilfered.
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🎃 Mel
🎃
🇨🇦
🇺🇸 #DemandANewElection
‏ @twinrocksOR
4 Std.vor 4 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

@SpeakerRyan @senatemajldr You are responsible for this.
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    Progressive Penny Priddy

🌹
‏ @beabeeep
4 Std.vor 4 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Exactly WHAT would it take for America to #revolt ? I'm well aware the plutocracy and oligarchs pay for and profit from our addictions, divisions and distractions but we've failed all Litmus tests - what would jar us awake enough to ACT?
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    El Pato De Luto

🥄
‏ @Nigridal
4 Std.vor 4 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Thats the kind of shit What happens when you live in a country whithout social Medicine
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    Rod
    ‏ @rshep350
    4 Std.vor 4 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @amyrmarv

Unbelievable
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👹
👹
‏ @MelissaFitzpat
4 Std.vor 4 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

This is unbelievable
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    Oonagh Ferguson
    ‏ @oonaghferg
    4 Std.vor 4 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

WT....."We thank you for the opportunity to participate in your care."😠😠😠 Like they have an option as in die!!
What an appalling letter from start to finish, signed by an RN. And a DEVOS heart and Lung transplant clinic. The family that has 10 yachts, 2 helicopters & worth 5B!
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    jon saenz
    ‏ @jonsaenzagirre
    5 Std.vor 5 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

"If you have any concerns or questions..." ... well, probably he/she has lots of concerns about his/her life.
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    Hey_vaca!
    ‏ @BrigadaCastro
    5 Std.vor 5 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Hipocrates is stirring in his grave
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    Kris Cooney
    ‏ @krisDcooney
    6 Std.vor 6 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Talk about heartle$$.
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    Jozef Izso
    ‏ @jozefizso
    7 Std.vor 7 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

that’s terrible 🤯
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    Ida Väisänen
    ‏ @Idaisdepressed
    7 Std.vor 7 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

When you're told you're too poor to live.
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    Ties den Engelsen
    ‏ @Tiesemans
    8 Std.vor 8 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @EWdeVlieger

No $10000? You die.
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    Moustaches For Maisie
    ‏ @Moustaches4MayZ
    9 Std.vor 9 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @FergalBowers

Incredible 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️
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    michael murphy
    ‏ @riverslq
    9 Std.vor 9 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

welcome to america

the best country in the world!!!
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    Sandra Duncan

🌊 Rerum cognoscere causas
‏ @KriTims1
11 Std.vor 11 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

WOW, just fraking WOW
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    kcarp
    ‏ @KCarpDiem
    12 Std.vor 12 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Awful. Inhumane.
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    Peter Layton Petersen
    ‏ @layton514
    13 Std.vor 13 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

DeVos ! Have a heart ❤️!
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    Valerie Riley
    ‏ @blanche923
    14 Std.vor 14 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Meanwhile...be a registered organ, eye, and tis
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WOW, just fraking WOW
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    kcarp
    ‏ @KCarpDiem
    12 Std.vor 12 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Awful. Inhumane.
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    Peter Layton Petersen
    ‏ @layton514
    13 Std.vor 13 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

DeVos ! Have a heart ❤️!
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    Valerie Riley
    ‏ @blanche923
    14 Std.vor 14 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Meanwhile...be a registered organ, eye, and tissue donor—and be sure to tell your family those are your wishes!!
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    Xeno Phrenia
    ‏ @xenophrenia
    14 Std.vor 14 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

@threadreaderapp unroll
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Thread Reader App
‏ @threadreaderapp
14 Std.vor 14 Stunden

Hello please find the unroll here: Thread by @lukeoneil47: "Hell World Trying to figure out if telling a patient they need to do a GoFundMe is a step up from the standard practice […]" https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1066347037195726851.html
Enjoy :) 🤖
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    Juliette
    ‏ @Kingsleyfield78
    14 Std.vor 14 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47 @abramson1234

That's so incredibly wrong, I'm so sorry. I was told I need to be on a heart transplant waiting list but I'm afraid if I reject the heart I'm screwed.
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    marianviramontes
    ‏ @marianviramont1
    15 Std.vor 15 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Just so fucking wrong...
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    Vicon
    ‏ @ViconMama
    15 Std.vor 15 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Spectrum Health Richard Devos Transplant Center? This is Betsy DeVos' father in law...CRUEL & HEARTLESS runs in the genetics of this family.  Her brother is the founder of Blackwater!  Their blood literally bleeds black...souless...all of them...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeVos
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    avocats
    ‏ @avocats
    15 Std.vor 15 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Not the practice's fault.  Someone has to pay for the drugs or the transplant will fail.
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    Donna O'Connor
    ‏ @TurquoiseLady1
    15 Std.vor 15 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

What have we become in this Country. To deny someone a geart transplant because they can't pay 10, 000. Very sad. Wonder if this clinic owner is related to Betsy Devos!
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    RANTA
    ‏ @amarantaviera
    16 Std.vor 16 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

Fun Fact: The Richard DeVos that the clinic is named for was the father-in-law of Betsy DeVos. Fuck all of these guys.
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    Miki Minach
    ‏ @0llieD0g
    16 Std.vor 16 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I have a friend in the UK who says he can't even imagine living in the US with how our healthcare is. He doesn't know how we survive. Says he'd rather die than live under the US healthcare system.

That's such a sad yet true perspective on US healthcare
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    Dr.Pulaski2017
    ‏ @DrPulaski2017
    16 Std.vor 16 Stunden

Antwort an @lukeoneil47

“Sorry, you just cost too much for us to help with your life threatening disorder”.
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💀RecoveringZombie
💀
‏ @RecoverinZombie
16 Std.vor 16 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

I work in healthcare & this is rage inducing. Throw the DeVos family in prison, next to the Trumps. Make them share one toilet. Their meals should only be prison loaf. These people are fucking criminals. No one should have to crowdfund their survival. Universal healthcare now.
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🐙Bottom Feeder
🐡edfromred
‏ @edfromred
16 Std.vor 16 Stunden
Antwort an @lukeoneil47

As a Canadian, America look like Hell on Earth.
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