Class Notes (835,600)
Canada (509,275)
HLTHAGE 1AA3 (276)
Lecture

Sicko.docx

5 Pages
184 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Health, Aging and Society
Course
HLTHAGE 1AA3
Professor
Geraldine Voros
Semester
Winter

Description
Sicko Adam:  He had an accident (cut on his knee) o Doing his own stiches  50 million Americans with no health insurance Rick  He sawed off the tops of two of his fingers  He has no insurance  Has to pay 12000 dollars to reattach one finger  1800 of the 50 million Americans with no health insurance will die this year Larry and Dona Smith  Both had good jobs and health insurance  Larry had 3 hart attacks  Dona got cancer  The health bills added up and they had to give up their house even though they had health insurance  They were bankrupted Frank  Age 79  He has Medicare but it doesn’t not cover all the medication that hi and his wife need  Still working as a janitor Laura  In a car accident  Insurance did not cover the ambulance ride because it was not approved but she was knocked out Jason  6 feet 130 pounds  Too tall to be covered  Another girl did not get health insurance because they rejected her because they said she was over weight Dug  Had a daughter that is going deaf and insurance said they will only pay for the operation on one ear not both  Complained and then got both ears Becky  Works in a call center for people who want health insurance  Will not give it out to people who have diabetes or cancer  A very long list of different conditions that will refuse people  ¼ of Americans can still get health insurance Maria vs. Blue shield  Her insurance said she did not have a tumor and she had a denial to get a head scan  Went to another country and got the scan and they told her she had a tumor  When someone gets a decline for a treatment or testing then the company or doctor will get a raise  Tara had a health plan but then they cancelled her plan because she had a yeast infection in the past  They did not look at her past medical records until later  They look for everything that they could find to purposely cancel the plan  They want to maximize profit Julie  Works in a hospital  Her husband had cancer  Insurance only covered an experimental treatment that the hospital denied Lindepino  Confesses that she killed a man for denying a man treatment just to save half a million dollars for the company  Over time people get less and less care  The system was broken and the companies and insurance were getting rich and the people were getting poor Hillary Clinton  Decided to make health care for everyone first priority  Health care that can never be taken away and there are less qualities to be denied  As much as she fought for it, people were protesting against it  She was never aloud to bring it out again  She was paid to keep quiet  The ceo of drug companies and health care became very rich as prices went higher  Medicare act of 2003 was signed o Elderly had to pay more for their prescriptions than before Before  Too many people were in the hospital  The system was broken before Clinton came  It was effecting the poor the most Adrean Cample  At 22 got cancer  She was refused from health care because they said she was too young to be getting that kind of cancer  Came to Canada for treatment o Lived with a friend to get free health care  What she was doing was illegal Canada  9-10 months for bypass surgery  Pay doctors less  Less surgery in one day  Canadians love their insurance and would never move to the US o Many Canadians would not even visit the s
More Less

Related notes for HLTHAGE 1AA3

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit