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    Patient dumping

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/san-fra...y?id=20350308\

    if true, this is very messed up. I find it ironic coming from a mostly red state that they would try to pass the costs on to another state.

    The counter claim, that California travelers who got medical assistance in Nevada amounted to about 6 million in charges is a bit disingenuous. Purposely shipping patients to another state to make them pay for the medical care and travelers is a completely different things.

    I wonder how common this is for hospitals.

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    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/S...ng-4803450.php
    The class-action lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court seeks a court order forbidding the transfer of patients to California unless they are residents or prior arrangements have been made for their care. It also seeks restitution for about $500,000 that the city says it has spent providing medical care, housing and other services to 20 of 24 patients bused to San Francisco in recent years from the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada's primary state mental facility.

    The lawsuit accuses Nevada of transporting almost 500 patients, many of them indigent, to California over about five years in "a manner that jeopardized the patients' health and also jeopardized the health and safety of their fellow passengers."

    Some patients were given directions to shelters or told to call 911 upon arrival, while others were given no guidance at all, according to the lawsuit.

    David Theisen said he was at least given directions to a shelter in San Francisco, along with cheese and peanut butter crackers and a few blood pressure pills when hospital staff sent him to the Las Vegas bus station in 2010. But his case also highlights some of the ambiguity in the situation.
    Wow, that sucks. wtf
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    why not? CA shells out $650 mil + for illegals and doesn't check their docs, so why not slip a few more in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slslady1 View Post
    why not? CA shells out $650 mil + for illegals and doesn't check their docs, so why not slip a few more in?
    Words out of my mouth.

    Progs can't very well whine about states dumping patients when they support ANOTHER COUNTRY dumping tens of millions of would-be patients on Obamacare......for nothing more complicated...or cynical...than useful idiot votes.
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    Wait a minute... how the fuck is this turning into a progressives discussion, when a CONSERVATIVE state is dumping patients? WTF happened to personal responsibility (if I can use that for a state)??? Seriously you guys want to ding California because of what Arizona is doing? Don't you think that's just a smidgeon wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Wait a minute... how the fuck is this turning into a progressives discussion, when a CONSERVATIVE state is dumping patients? WTF happened to personal responsibility (if I can use that for a state)??? Seriously you guys want to ding California because of what Arizona is doing? Don't you think that's just a smidgeon wrong?
    The OP called Nevada "Red State" and made it partisan at the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    The OP called Nevada "Red State" and made it partisan at the start.

    2012:

    That image didn't work as a [/img], but I looked it up... it does show AZ as a red state. I'm not sure what your point is? CA is claiming that AZ is sending mental health patients that are not even CA citizens... That's wrong for anyone, but I'm very perplexed how what AZ is doing is becoming a criticism of CA actually helping the people that AZ dumped... Would it have been better if AZ just sent the Sheriff over to the hospital and shot those people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    That image didn't work as a [/img], but I looked it up... it does show AZ as a red state. I'm not sure what your point is? CA is claiming that AZ is sending mental health patients that are not even CA citizens... That's wrong for anyone, but I'm very perplexed how what AZ is doing is becoming a criticism of CA actually helping the people that AZ dumped... Would it have been better if AZ just sent the Sheriff over to the hospital and shot those people?
    I am confused too. I only see references to Nevada, I can't see anything about AZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    I am confused too. I only see references to Nevada, I can't see anything about AZ.
    lmao

    wtf? Okay, I understand your point, agree with it, and am buying the next virtual round for everyone but me, and cutting myself off.

    I have no idea how I looked at Nevada and saw Arizona. :P
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    So apparently Blue on Blue... let the anti prog comments continue...

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