What would you do if your loved one went into the hospital for a fairly routine procedure, and was then sent home to die? That’s what happened to the mother of a friend of mine. I’m withholding all names out of respect for the family, but this is a story that must be told.
One provision of Obamacare is that hospitals will be fined if they readmit Medicare patients within thirty days. I can tell you from experience that people with chronic illnesses often have multiple hospital admissions. If this law was in place while my mother was alive her life would have been cut a few years short. Well, shorter than it was already cut.
My friend told me that her own mother went to the hospital for something fairly routine. I remember hearing from her before Easter, happy that her mom was going home. Little did she know at the time that Obamacare was going to take her mothers’ life.
My friend’s mother had a bowel obstruction. The hospital dispatched a home health nurse to manage things. The nurse talked the family out of bringing the patient to the emergency room, over and over again, for three weeks. By the time it was too late, my friend’s mother died of sepsis due to the bowel obstruction.
This is our future, my friends. It’s already begun, and it’s heartbreaking.
Oh, and if I hear one more Democrat talk about “saving one more life” while trying to strip us of our Second Amendment rights I might scream. How many lives will this rotten Obamacare law cost by the time it’s all said and done?
Update: I almost forgot the block of Democrats who voted for this and are now taking a vow to stop all cuts to entitlement programs. I guess they would prefer to see the truly vulnerable die while making the rest of us vulnerable.