Friday :: Aug 17, 2007

American Health Care in the 21st Century

by soccerdad

Over the last few days the Fed has dumped billions of dollars into the banking system in order to bail out the gready investors chasing yield. They build a house of cards, it collapses and they get bailed out. I wonder what lesson they learned.

Maybe the government should have given this guy $800 a week to take care of his terminally ill wife.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) -- A man threw his seriously ill wife four stories to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care, prosecutors said in charging him with second-degree murder. ....... In the probable cause statement filed with the charges, police said Reimer was desperate because he could not pay the bills for his wife's treatment for neurological problems and uterine cancer. ............ According to Jackson County Probate Court records, Criste Reimer had been in ill health for several years. Her weight had fallen to 75 pounds and she was partly blind.

According to the court records, she had no health insurance to pay for medical bills that ranged from $700 to $800 per week

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