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    Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    An elderly Michigan woman died in October as the result of a severe dental infection after adult dental Medicaid benefits were cut in the state. Blanche D. LaVire, 76, had been diagnosed with abscesses earlier in the year and reportedly suffered from advanced periodontitis.
    Those horrible Republicans...... But wait, her medicaid benefits were cut by Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat.

    Governor Granholm is currently the subject of a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 400,000 citizens whose dental coverage was eliminated by her cuts to Medicaid. Granholm cut the adult dental benefits as part of an assault on social programs meant to address a $2 billion state budget shortfall. Along with eliminating dental coverage for hundreds of thousands with her Medicaid cuts, Granholm also cut $62 million in funds for state mental health services, $5 million in funds to hospitals for the treatment of the uninsured and approximately $100 million altogether in aid to cities and towns.
    I wonder how the Democratic supporters will react to this.

    One thing is certain. If you are poor and elderly, you might as well get in line to be floated away on an iceberg. That is what it is coming to. And it also goes to show that Democrats don't have a pedestal to stand on in this argument. But, I am sure that they will continue to try and find one, so they can keep calling Republicans callous.
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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    This is why I find social programs of this variety so hideous. people become reliant on the government... instead of self reliant.
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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    This is why I find social programs of this variety so hideous. people become reliant on the government... instead of self reliant.
    Jeez, we are talking about an invalid elderly lady here. What do you want her to do? Go to work? Jesus H. Christ!!
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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    This is why I find social programs of this variety so hideous. people become reliant on the government... instead of self reliant.
    If you're so self-reliant, why do you care what the government does?

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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    Shouldn't the article say Medicare? Do the elderly also qualify for Medicaid?


    The story is so sad .... no link tho, can't read the rest.


    SINGLE PAYER! Enough with this stupid health care ****. People are dying!

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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    Link please.
    It does present an interesting situation. What happens when the government CAN'T pay for people's health care.
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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Those horrible Republicans...... But wait, her medicaid benefits were cut by Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat.



    I wonder how the Democratic supporters will react to this.

    One thing is certain. If you are poor and elderly, you might as well get in line to be floated away on an iceberg. That is what it is coming to. And it also goes to show that Democrats don't have a pedestal to stand on in this argument. But, I am sure that they will continue to try and find one, so they can keep calling Republicans callous.
    Why didn't she go to the ER?
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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Those horrible Republicans...... But wait, her medicaid benefits were cut by Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat.



    I wonder how the Democratic supporters will react to this.

    One thing is certain. If you are poor and elderly, you might as well get in line to be floated away on an iceberg. That is what it is coming to. And it also goes to show that Democrats don't have a pedestal to stand on in this argument. But, I am sure that they will continue to try and find one, so they can keep calling Republicans callous.
    Dying from infections happens all the time even to people who have insurance, as well.

    Every hospital is required to assist any patient who comes to call regardless of their ability to pay - if she knew she had (or if someone who cared for her knew she had an abcess) they should have taken her to a walk-in clinic at a hospital or something of that nature.
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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    Democrats apparently no longer favor the elderly. I guess they're expendible. Look like Michigan is already implimenting Obama's healthcare plan, and it hasn't even been signed into law yet.
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    Re: Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut

    This is the only link I could find with an exact word search of;
    "Governor Granholm is currently the subject".
    Michigan woman dies after Medicaid dental care is cut
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    SINGLE PAYER! Enough with this stupid health care ****. People are dying!

    This story exemplifies exactly what you would get under what you demand.

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