And No: ObamaCare’s Not Paying for the Irreparable Damage Joker

…and his piece of shit brother did to any number of lives.

For Wounded, Daunting Cost; For Aid Fund, Tough Decisions

WASHINGTON — For victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the terrible physical cost may come with a daunting financial cost as well.

Many of the wounded could face staggering bills not just for the trauma care they received in the days after the bombings, but for prosthetic limbs, lengthy rehabilitation and the equipment they will need to negotiate daily life with crippling injuries. Even those with health insurance may find that their plan places limits on specific services, like physical therapy or psychological counseling.

…For at least 13 victims who lost limbs, including William White of Bolton, Mass., expenses may also include renovations to their homes that make it easier for them to get around.

”What if his stairs are at the wrong incline, or he needs a ramp, or the cobblestones in his backyard are uneven?” said Benjamin Coutu, a friend of the White family who helped create a donation page on a fund-raising Web site for Mr. White and his wife and son, who were also wounded in the blasts. ”People who are insured in these situations think, ‘Wow, I’m O.K., I’m covered.’ It’s not until a month or two later that they realize, ‘I’m covered for the bare bones.’ ”

The overall medical costs are difficult to estimate, especially since it is not yet clear how much rehabilitation or future surgery the victims with the worst injuries will need. But as a basis for comparison, medical costs for shooting victims average about $50,000, said Ted Miller, a senior research scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation who studies the costs of injuries.

That’s medical costs. How do you put food on the table?


6 Responses to “And No: ObamaCare’s Not Paying for the Irreparable Damage Joker”

  1. Skyler says:

    I’m sure some congressman will propose giving each victim or family millions of dollars, just like for 9/11.

  2. aelfheld says:

    We need a central location to be able to donate to all of these people.

    And not one run by the bloody government.

  3. aelfheld says:

    Here’s the site for the Whites, but it’s stuck in some sort of stupid loop & won’t accept a donation:

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Be careful – a lot of the so-called fundraiser sites are run by scammers. NOT all – and not, by any means, all that are run by small not-so-techie sites.

    TRY to get in touch, directly, with a family member if you want to give to an individual. They’ll let you know if it’s good or not.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Oh and BTW, Obamacare isn’t paying for it. BUT neither did anything else. We do need to repeal that silliness. BUT we need to replace it with something that actually HELPS. And, so far, I have seen NOTHING that does so.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    P.S. I’ll bet my bottom dollar that younger brother is getting his medical free.

    Any takers?

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